Police searching St. Lawrence for dead diver's equipment

Luciana Perri is seen on the dive boat on Canada Day before her tragic death in the river....

Luciana Perri is seen on the dive boat on Canada Day before her tragic death in the river. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Ronald Zajac, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:44 PM ET

BROCKVILLE, Ont. — The husband of a 48-year-old diver who died this week is urging anyone along the St. Lawrence River to be on the lookout for her missing equipment.

Steve Long, 50, hopes the dive gear might help investigators determine what went tragically wrong during a Canada Day diving trip west of Brockville.

Luciana Perri of Mississauga, Ont., was attempting to explore the wreck of the Henry C. Daryaw when Long noticed she was in distress and brought her to the surface and tried to revive her.

A post-mortem examination was performed in Ottawa on Wednesday.

“The preliminary results are indicating that her death was consistent with drowning,” Ontario Provincial Police Sgt. Kristine Rae said.

As he was trying to save Perri, Long removed a buoyancy compensator, which looks like an inflatable life-jacket, as well as her air tank and breathing regulators.


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