37-year-old doctor dies in diving accident in Malaysia
By Asha Popatlal, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 25 October 2009 2128 hrs

37-year-old doctor dies in diving accident in Malaysia

SINGAPORE: A 37-year-old eye doctor died on Saturday in a diving accident off Pulau Aur, Malaysia.

Details of the incident remain sketchy.

Sources said his body was taken to Mersing Hospital and has since been brought back to Singapore.

Dr Marcus Lim was an avid photographer, and a very experienced diver, according to friends Channel NewsAsia spoke to.

The Singapore National Eye Centre, where he worked, said the doctor was a promising registrar in ophthalmology and a young aspiring clinician-scientist, who was awarded the National Medical Research Council fellowship just this year.

In a statement, the centre's Medical Director, Professor Donald Tan, said the centre shares this loss with his family.

Dr Lim leaves behind his wife and a young son.

- CNA/yb

Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori...013652/1/.html

Condolences to fellow avid photographer's family and friends.

I know there's alot of underwater photography hobbyists around here, pls stay safe when you shoot. God Bless.