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    N.C. Diver Dies During Training Exercise

    A volunteer firefighter drowned on Jan. 15 during a training exercise with fellow department team members of the Search and Recovery Dive Team.

    Firefighter Gary L. Bankert Sr., 37, of Roanoke-Wildwood Volunteer Fire Department died of severe metabolic acidosis according to medical reports.

    Two of Mr. Bankerts

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    Bankert, Sr, Gary Lynn

    Age: 37
    Rank: Firefighter
    Status: Volunteer
    Incident Date: 01/15/2000
    Incident Time: 15:15
    Death Date: 01/15/2000

    Cause of Death: Caught or Trapped
    Nature of Death: Asphyxiation (includes drowning)
    Emergency Duty: No
    Duty Type: Training
    Activity Type: Other
    Fixed Prop. Use: N/A

    Fire Dept. Info: Roanoke-Wildwood Volunteer Fire Dept.
    500 Quail Ridge Road
    Littleton, North Carolina 27850
    Chief: Assistant Chief George Houston

    Final Summary:
    Firefighter Bankert was participating in fire department sponsored dive training in a rock quarry that contains a private lake used exclusively for recreational diving. Firefighter Bankert was a member of his department

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