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History Channel host Michael Norwood dies at age 36

MUMBAl: A few days ago the host of The History Channel's series Deep Sea Detectives veteran diver Michael Norwood passed away. The incident happened while the 36 year old was performing a deep sea dive.

Michael and the show co-host John Chatterton were working on an episode produced by KPI Productions. Their task involved diving for the wreck of the World War II ship, the USS Perry, off the coast of the Republic of Palau, situated near the Philippines. While descending toward the wreck along an anchor line Michael began having difficulty breathing. Despite the efforts of his two companions who did everything they could to help him, they were unable to save his life.

Michael also served as the diving consultant and safety diver on the John Sayles film Limbo a few years ago. Michael is survived by his wife Diana, his parents Fred and Pat Norwood, and his brother David.

In a tribute, the broadcaster's executive producer Carl Lidahl said, "Michael was the consummate professional. We are honoured that he was a part of our team. Michael brought to the series a rare combination of talent, not only was he an experienced diver and former Scotland Yard detective, he was a superb host. He thoroughly enjoyed what he did, and that was evident in every broadcast. Everyone benefitted from knowing and working with Michael."

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