Woman Drowns After Dive Boat Flips Over
On Thanksgiving Day, Nina Poppelsdorf and her nephew went out for a holiday dive trip off of Pompano Beach. They were part of a larger group, of about two dozen people, that had gone out on The Coral Princess, a 45-foot catamaran owned and operated by South Florida Diving Headquarters. As the catamaran was returning from the diving expedition, an 8 to 10 foot wave came in and capsized the boat. Although nearby boaters, Pompano Beach Fire Rescue workers, and other good samaritans made quick haste to pull people out of the water, the medical examiner reported that Poppelsdorf died as a result of drowning. Three additional people sustained minor injuries from the accident, so were treated and released from a local hospital. The accident itself is still under investigation.
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