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    Skull Found During Redondo Pier Clean Up

    Sorry again for the delay in this post, but my 486 at home crashed again and I’m trying to repair it – hopefully, without burning the valuable motherboard.

    Yes, the headline is correct, so without going in to our boring dive at first, you can read about the skull and the event here, or you can watch the following, on scene coverage…

    To watch this video on Youtube, click here.

    Logged Dive #349 – Veterans’ Park
    Redondo Beach, CA

    The Annual Underwater Clean Up

    Dove With TwinDuct

    In With: 3000 psi
    Out With: 700 psi
    Max depth: 84 feet
    Waves: 2 to 5 feet, sporadic
    Visibility: 10 to 14 feet, pretty clear
    Water Temperature: 55 degrees at depth
    Total Bottom Time: About 35 minutes

    Redondo Beach Pier Cleanup

    While volunteers cleaned the beach and surrounding areas, TwinDuct and I geared up and entered just off the pier…

    TwinDuct and I off the pier.

    The plan was to clean the trench that is a few dozen yards South of the pier.

    That area is basically where all the half dead fish go to die – last year we found a lot of trash and fish skeletons.

    If a piece of trash was something’s home, we left it alone.

    If a piece of trash was something’s home, we left it alone.

    TwinDuct patrols for trash.

    TwinDuct patrols for trash.

    We did such a good job cleaning last year that, aside from a hand full of plastic bags and a bucket, there wasn’t much trash this year.

    A bed of sand dollars.

    This was just another typical, uneventful Redondo Beach dive, but looking for trash and not looking at trash.

    We had no problem exiting with our heavy bags of debris.

    The underwater trash pile was fairly small this year.

    The underwater trash pile was fairly small this year.

    The trash was so exciting, some even video taped the collection heap.

    The trash was so exciting, some even video taped the collection heap.

    During the debriefing, we were told that “Someone found a human skull.”

    My brother promptly grabbed his video camera and shot the above footage.

    The skull finding was the topic of conversation – “It still had hair and teeth…” “It was wrapped in linen and then in a bag…” “The Divemaster who found it is quite shaken…” “It was probably a mafia hit…”

    To ease our trauma, one of the divers showed off her tattoo.

    To ease our trauma, one of the divers showed off her tattoo.

    The Redondo police talk to a diver.

    Around noon, the Redondo Beach Police showed up to talk to the Divemaster who found the skull; the Officer did his best to comfort the diver as he gently explained that the skull was made out of plastic!

    Some say it may have been part of a ritual, I think it was a practical joke aimed at this event.

    After all, all the voodoo rituals I have seen never used plastic props, and apparently the skull was without sea growth, so it had been tossed in the ocean within the last few days.

    4 Comments »

    1. I doubt it was fake. Why would someone toss a plastic skull, all wrapped up, over the pier? Why did it take an hour to identify the skull “as plastic?” Why wouldn’t the Police give the “plastic” skull back? The pier has been affected by the recession, so a cover up of a Mexican drug hit to preserve the business down at the pier would be in order. Plastic, huh?

      Comment by Gunter — September 21, 2009 @ 11:08 am

    2. Hey psd, get us some more details on this story, was it fake, a practical joke, or a real human head. Considering I dive the area frequently, I want to know if we should be looking for human remains.

      Comment by halibug — September 21, 2009 @ 11:53 pm

    3. Hi Halibug,

      The official Police version is that the skull is plastic. But, look for bodies anyway because you never know what you will find. I think the skull was placed as a joke, personally.

      LA Times article is here.

      Comment by PsychoSoloDiver — September 22, 2009 @ 6:25 am

    4. Haha Pyscho I love your posts. Where are my full res pictures? 0_o

      Comment by kenny — September 22, 2009 @ 9:45 am

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