An Acworth woman disappeared during a scuba dive in Mexico. Her husband believes strong currents are to blame.
For 16 years, Christina Cassin and her husband Scott Turco have enjoyed the outdoors and scuba diving together.
Turco, who’s visiting Cassin’s parents in Michigan, told Channel 2’s Craig Lucie that their Cozumel dive master was worried about the water conditions on March 28.
“The first place they took us to dive, they said the currents were too strong. So, they took us to another place that was supposed to be better,” said Turco.
That second place is the Santa Rosa wall. It’s known for its 100-foot visibility, wide array of aquatic life and a 400-foot drop off. Cassin’s daughter, Krystal Schoonover, said there’s a point in the dive that’s famous as well.
“The people’s bubbles are kind of staying in place and when they reach a certain point they go down instead of up so they had some strong currents that day,” said Schoonover.
Turco said where the bubbles get sucked down is where Cassin gave him a signal that she wanted to go back up to the boat.
“I turned to let the dive master to let him know that we were going up and when I turned back, I didn’t see her. So I assumed that she started to go up without me,” said Turco.
When Turco and the dive master with Sand Dollar Sports surfaced, Cassin was nowhere to be found.
“They think she got swept away under the water,” said Schoonover.
Schoonover said she and Cassin’s former colleagues are hoping for a miracle.
“They had a little vigil for her and a lot of people showed up. She’s a great grandmother. She loved her kids and her grandchildren,” Schoonover said through tears.
Mexican authorities searched for Cassin for 72 hours and her husband stayed in Cozumel for four extra days before flying to see her parents.