Diver Dies After P.G. Rescue

Frank Sunset

An experienced San Jose scuba diver died Saturday after he was found unconscious in waters off Coral Street Beach in Pacific Grove.

Frank Martinez, 52, was pronounced dead at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula after being discovered by a kayaker, authorities said.

The death appears to have been an accident, said Deputy Dan Robison of the sheriff’s coroner’s division.

Martinez went into the water with a hour’s worth of air in his tank while his brother remained ashore, Robison said. After an hour, the brother became worried when Martinez didn’t surface. He asked for help from others, and a kayaker found the diver about 100 yards offshore.

Hoping the waters are clear and warm for eternity my friend.

Diver Dies After P.G. Rescue