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On another occasion, a group of us had surfaced, swam to the club boat and were waiting out turn to roll up on the platform. Somebody yelled "Ow. Watch where you put those tanks. They just smacked me in the back of my head". Somebody else said "Who are you talking too? There's nobody behind you".

After some confused investigations, we discovered a set of twin 72's with regulator floating with nobody attached. None of our divers claimed them and there was no other boats around. We turned it in at the Coasty Station and notified the LDS. Somebody claimed them pretty quick. He had taken it off to get in the boat and they were gone when he turned around to pull them in behind him.
A buddy of mine told me the reverse of that story: He clipped his BC to the swimstep when he got into his boat and forgot to bring it on board. He realized his mistake when he got back to the dock and the rig was long gone.

He was bummed to lose his gear but also worried that some other boater would find it and assume there was a missing diver, so he called the lifeguards in Malibu to let them know the situation in case it was found. Sure enough, his tank, BC, reg etc. had washed up on a beach and the lifeguards were happy to return it to him.

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