Dive instructor changes plea

Date: 1/8/2001

The instructor of a dive training session that resulted in the deaths of three students at French Pass has pleaded guilty to charges laid as a result of the fatalities. Andrew David Stuart admitted six charges laid by Occupational Safety and Health. Stuart had previously pleaded not guilty to 12 charges but the service withdrew six of them and he changed his plea to the rest. His appearance follows the conviction of Nelson Dive Centre on seven charges.

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