Trial begins for Ketchikan fisherman charged in diver death

The trial of a 33-year-old Ketchikan commercial fisherman charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide has begun in Ketchikan. Joshua Wodyga is charged in the death on Oct. 8, 2013, of 32-year-old Levi Adams, of Leawood, Kansas, a diver attempting to harvest sea cucumbers. Read the rest here 15:07

  • themonsheshe

    I worked maybe 5 miles from this incident that day and heard the crew on the radio. The defendant has been found guilty of the charges today. Second diver was poisoned after the compressor burned up due to a pressure switch failure. This type of compressor, while widely used in our business, was not suitable for diving and was in ill repair.