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Jared Hires, Lamar Hires, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, XRay Mag, X-Ray Magazine
"Diving is everything to me. It is my livelihood and how I support my family, but it is also my escape and happy place" Jared Hires

Jared Hires Dies at Plura Cave

The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK (nrk.no) first reported the diving incident:

An American citizen has been confirmed dead after a diving accident in the Plura Cave in Rana. Although a defibrillator was used after a short time, his life was not saved.

The following is a first-hand statement given to me by one of the divers involved with the fatal dive. They spoke to me on the evening of 4 April 2023. 


Dive Rite

Dive Rite has been outfitting underwater explorers since 1984. What started as a small workshop producing thirteen tools for cave exploration has evolved into a global brand with recreational and technical equipment lines that include over 200 products.

Dive Rite developed the canister light, backplate, and Classic wing, entering the rebreather market in 2004 with the O2ptima CCR that has evolved into the more travel-friendly O2ptima CM.