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R.I.P. Captain George at Swim At Your Own Risk

R.I.P. Captain George


North Carolina diving pioneer and legend, George Purifoy, 63, died Sunday doing what he loved most.

Mr. Purifoy had a heart attack Sunday evening while out on his boat based at his longtime business, the Olympus Dive Shop on the city’s waterfront.

He took his first dive in 1961. And nearly 7,000 dives later, he managed to pass his love for the ocean on to his son Robert and countless numbers of divers.

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1 Response to “R.I.P. Captain George”


  1. 1Steve Dale

    This news is shocking to me. George was a friend and diving buddy that I truly admired. He will be missd by the entire diving community. My heart goes out to Bobby and the Purifoy family.

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