An afternoon dive on Hood Canal turned fatal for a 42 year old Oregon woman on Sunday. Jauna Marian Gilnett of Eagle Creek, Oregon died at about 4:30 AM Monday morning at Harbor View Medical Center.
According to investigators, Gilnett and her partner, Bryan Southard, 44, Portland, Oregon, were diving in the vicinity of Sund Rock which is located north of Hoodsport. The two were enjoying the sea life in the area and apparently lost track of the amount of air in their tanks momentarily. Southard told investigators when he checked his air, he only had 400 lbs in his tank which is below the amount required for a safe ascent. During the ascent, investigators say, Gilnett signaled to Southard she was out of air. At this point the two were about 30 feet below the surface.