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Woman Dies Five Days After Diving Accident

August 15, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

A San Jose scuba diver died five days after she passed out below the surface entangled in kelp at Whalers Cove, officials said.

Tammy Nguyen, 42, became the fifth person to die in a diving accident off the Central Coast in the last 10 months.

Nguyen had been on life support at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula since her accident Saturday. She died Wednesday.

Nguyen came to the U.S. as a refugee from Vietnam when she was a teenager. She was described as an experienced diver.

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