Port St. Lucie Power Plant Water Intake Incident

An incredibly stupid SCUBA diver moored his boat to a warning buoy and ignoring the clear markings of what lay underneith, decided to check out what was beneath it. The look-see didn't end well, dude was sucked in.

Now, after being oblivious to the close-by clearly visible cooling pond of the Port St. Lucie nuclear power plant, ignoring the clearly marked warning buoy, and getting WAY too close to a 16 foot (16 FOOT!) diameter intake pipe, this imbecile is suing the power company!

As the Slashdot linky suggests, Darwin just missed on this one...
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tallturtle82 picture
@ 2016-03-07 06:12:31
There's a street view of the buoy from the beach... if your interested.
https://goo.gl/ZxK7rB
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@ 2016-03-09 19:57:03
Aside from the fact that he didn't know that a yellow flashing marker buoy means stay away, the diver violated one of the cardinal rules of SCUBA:
Never enter an underwater structure unless you're absolutely certain you know it's condition and purpose.
A check with any of the local dive shops would have clued him in.