He Just Poof, Gone!
It was supposed to be an ordinary dive for scuba diver Christopher Le Cun, boating and scuba diving with family and friends off the coast of Hutchinson Island, in Florida. Christopher and Robert Blake began to notice a few unique underwater features and wanted to get a closer look when unbeknownst to them the strange rocky features belonged to an intake take for the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant. That is when as Blake told WPTV, “He got sucked in like a wet noodle. He just poof, gone.”
When asked what was going through his mind at that moment Blake said, ” instant death, I saw my friend die.” The intake pipe that Christopher got sucked into was 16-feet across, and about a quarter mile long, taking in 500,000 gallons of water per minute.
Christopher told WTPV, “All I could think about was these horror movies you know, this big turbine coming and I’m coming for it. You know, it’s going to chop me up and kill me.” As he was sucked further and further into the unknown he began to see a light up ahead – “Then all of a sudden just, poof, daylight, fish everywhere, crystal-clear water, the sun is shining and I’m like, is this heaven?”
“Upon surfacing, he called out for help from a very surprised worker, and immediately asked to use a phone to call his wife. Christopher wife, Brittany, who was on the boat holding their son and praying, thought he had died and it wasn’t until the third time this strange number popped up on the phone that she answered it with a “hello?”
“I’m alive,” Le Cun said, prompting a huge and obvious sigh of relief.
A spokesman for the plant said that a buoy that sits off the coast is there to alert people about the intake hazards. They say the buoy reads, “stay 100 feet back.”
This marks the second time that a diver has been sucked into the intake pipe of the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant.
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