Widow of Underwater Photog Wes Skiles Blames His Drowning on Defective Gear

August 6, 2012

By David Walker

©Luis Lamar

Renowned underwater photographer and National Geographic contributor Wes Skiles, who drowned while filming a reef near Boynton Beach, Florida in 2010.

UPDATE: On Friday, May 20, 2016, a Palm Beach County jury has cleared diving equipment manufacturer Lamartek of wrongdoing in the 2010 drowning death of Wes Skiles, a renowned underwater photographer and cameraman, reports the Palm Beach Post. Jurors found that Lamartek, which is also known as Dive Rite, was not responsible for Wes Skiles’s death. See the full report...

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