Diver Sues Over Earache

After diving at Lovers Point

Lovers Point Sewer Pipe.

In a lawsuit filed Oct. 21, Theresa Raglen, who claims she became seriously ill after diving off Lovers Point on Sept. 20, 2009, contends the county tested and found elevated levels of human and animal waste six days earlier, on Sept. 14, 2009, but failed to post signs to warn the public of the potential danger.

“No effort was made to warn members of the public of the potential risks of entering the water at Lovers Point Beach,” the lawsuit said. “The lack of sufficient warnings was a substantial factor in causing” Raglen to become sick. The county often posts signs warning the public of high levels of pollutants in the ocean off Lovers Point — warnings that are often ignored by swimmers, surfers and divers.


Diver Sues Over Earache