SAN DIEGO (AP) — The death of a Camp Pendleton Marine while scuba diving on a sunken ship off San Diego has been ruled an accident.
The county medical examiner's office reported Monday that 26-year-old Lance Cpl. Anastasia Jackson drowned after suffering a blunt-force head injury.
U-T San Diego says Jackson was diving with an instructor and three others on the ship off of Mission Beach on Dec. 1 when she began having buoyancy problems.
The paper says the divemaster tried to help but she sank deeper. Her body was found about two hours later, tangled in ropes inside a compartment of the ship.
Information from: U-T San Diego, http://www.utsandiego.com
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