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Flags to be at half-staff Friday in memory of Puyallup diver David Scheinost

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on Aug. 1, 2012 at 6:38 pm |
August 1, 2012 6:56 pm

Gov. Chris Gregoire ordered today that flags be lowered to half-staff Friday for state diver David D. Scheinost of Puyallup.

The 24-year-old geoduck compliance diver died July 24 on the job near Bainbridge Island. He went missing while diving to sample for paralytic shellfish poisoning, for his position with the Department of Natural Resources.

Scheinost’s body was recovered three days later, close to where he disappeared.

Flags at state agency buildings will be lowered to half-staff Friday until the close of business.

A funeral will be held Sunday for Scheinost.

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