Fire Authorities in California found a corpse in a burnt out section of
forest while assessing the damage done by a forest fire. The deceased
male was dressed in a full wet suit, complete with a dive tank,
face mask. A post-mortem examination revealed that the person died not
burns, but from massive internal injuries. Dental records provided a
positive identification. Investigators then set about determining how
fully-clad diver ended up in the middle of a forest fire.
It was revealed that, on the day of the fire, the person went for a
diving trip off the coast - some 20 miles away from the forest. The
firefighters, seeking to control the fire as quickly as possible,
called in a
helicopters with very large buckets. The buckets were dropped into the
ocean for rapid filling, then flown to the forest fire and emptied.
You guessed it. One minute our diver was making like Flipper in the
Pacific, the next he was doing a breaststroke in a fire bucket 300 feet
Apparently, he extinguished exactly 5'10" of the fire.