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Diver who died in Portland Harbor apparently was hit by spinning propeller

726215_843915-20151007_diver_5The diver who died in Portland Harbor this week suffered injuries consistent with being hit by a spinning propeller, authorities said. Dennis McGrath, 56, of Scarborough died Wednesday while removing rope that was tangled on the prop of the 65-foot fishing boat Jamie & Ashley. While he was working, the engine was running and at some point, the prop was engaged, injuring him, authorities said. Meanwhile, a commercial divers association said Friday that basic safety guidelines that are customary in the industry apparently were not being followed and,,, Read the rest here 10:14