The parents of a diver who drowned while attending an advanced open water course in Montana have filed a US$12 million (~9.9 million Euros) negligence lawsuit against her dive instructors as well as PADI.
According to a summary of the 112-page lawsuit described by the Missoula Current, 18-year-old Linnea Mills died because she allegedly was not properly trained in how to use a drysuit in the cold waters of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park.
The lawsuit alleges that Mills’s instructors did not properly equip her with the correct gear so that her drysuit would stay inflated while underwater, or brief her on safety procedures.
The lawsuit also alleges that PADI failed to properly oversee its member businesses.
Check out the Missoula Current’s summary of the lawsuit here.
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