Famous diver missing - Lake Orta, Italy

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DandyDon

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http://www.newsbiella.it/2019/10/26...ago-dorta-a-pettenasco-ricerche-in-corso.html
Google translation is pretty rough. Any native Italians want to compare and see if the story is right? I am reversing the dated releases from what is displayed at the news site.
Saturday, October 26 - Guido Ottobrelli, 63 years of Cossato expert diver, former didactic director of the sub-club of Biella, entered the waters of Lake Orta in Punta Crabbia in the locality Pettenasco, in the late morning and no longer re-emerged. Ottobrelli is the son of Cossato's historic dentist and the wife was the one who gave the alarm to the carabinieri, not seeing her husband return home.

The fire and military are looking for it, employing divers and from today's morning, also a robot that can reach depths between 60 and 100 meters. "It is a very popular dive site - commented Alessandro Banfo, Biella's underwater education director - and Guido is titled, one of the oldest in the business. He usually does hundreds of dives a year and I don't know what could have happened given his experience ".

Ottobrelli, retired for 25 days, immersed himself in solitary but the divers of his level have a special certification that allows it, being himself a third grade instructor (the maximum) in addition to the technical diving instructor (depth) and coach of apnea. "Guido is able to deal with this situation - concludes Banfo - but I don't know what equipment he had with him yesterday in the descent".

Update of 15 on Sunday 27 October - Few news on Guido Ottobrelli, the 63-year-old sub Cossatese who died in the afternoon of Friday 25 October in the waters of Lake Orta in the municipality of Pettenasco. The research of the Cossatese continues this morning with two teams from the underwater nucleus of firefighters, respectively from the Turin and Milan nucleus.

If the results of the research were still negative, tomorrow the intervention of the fire brigade divers of another regional nucleus is planned, also with the use of special robotic equipment, to probe the deep waters remotely. Keep in mind that at the presumed point of immersion of the deceased, the seabed should reach and exceed 100 meters. At the same time, firefighters from the Borgomanero detachment are also involved with vehicles and boats for surface research.
 

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The translation is rough but conveys the sense.
He was the director of the local scuba association and a course director (a trainer) was diving solo but his friend and new scuba association director stated that he was qualified to dive solo. Neither equipment and configuration involved nor planned dive profile was known.
In the latest update fire and rescue found the body at 100 mt (330 ft) with a ROV and brought it up to 50 mt (the max depth to which fire and rescue can operate my comment here) where it was recovered by a team.
The body of the deceased was returned to family for burial.

No info on dynamics and causes.
 

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