Police: Man harvesting geoducks dies in diving accident

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Port Angeles diver died after his air umbilical cord apparently became entangled while he was geoduck harvesting. The Peninsula Daily News reports the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said 35-year-old Anthony Gockerell was pronounced dead Wednesday morning at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles. Sgt. John Keegan says a 911 call about a commercial diver in distress came in at about 8:30 a.m. Crew members said Gockerell’s surface-supplied air cord was entangled in debris and that they pulled Gockerell aboard after a struggle. Keegan says CPR was performed as Gockerell was brought to the hospital but it was unsuccessful.