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DNR diver presumed dead off Bainbridge Island is from Puyallup

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on July 25, 2012 at 11:02 am with No Comments »
July 25, 2012 1:13 pm

A Washington State Department of Natural Resources diver who is presumed dead after disappearing Tuesday in the waters south of Bainbridge Island was a 24-year-old Puyallup man.

David D. Scheinost was a geoduck compliance diver with the department who was hired in February.

Scheinost and two other divers were sampling geoduck clams for paralytic shellfish poisoning southwest of Restoration Point when he sank out of sight.

Search teams continue today to look for his body.

Scheinost graduated from the Divers Institute of Technology in Seattle in 2010.

“David’s family and friends, as well as his fellow divers, are in our thoughts and prayers as we come to terms with the loss of such a young and vibrant life,” DNR Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark said in a statement.

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