Rockland Diver Death

Joy Hollowell

Updated 1 year ago

A diver died Sunday in Rockland Harbor, while working on the bottom of a luxury yacht.According to the Marine Patrol, 71-year old James Stormes was hired by the crew to clean the hull of the 131-foot boat at Journey’s End Marina.The South Bristol man went underwater around 9:30 a.m. in scuba gear.Yacht crew members called for help around noon when they noticed Stormes did not resurface.His body was found around 3 p.m., under the boat in about 20 feet of water.Stormes’ body has been taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office to determine a cause of death.


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