Florence, September 16, 2021 – Pain in Florence for the death of a 21-year-old diver, Cosimo Piccini, a great lover of spearfishing. The tragedy has happened on the Island of Elba, in front of the beach of the Ginevro mine, in the Municipality of Capoliveri. The boy, who was with a friend, never came back and the alarm was raised.
The disappearance took place on the afternoon of Wednesday 15 September, while the discovery took place on Thursday morning. A lover of the sea who never missed an opportunity to dive into the blue, a strong passion for the very young Florentine. Together of a friend, on a boat, he had decided on a tour of Elba, exploring its seabed.
The two dived, but Cosimo was lost. The friend, got back on the boat, realized that he had lost contact with the young man and the alarm went off. The Coast Guard sent the naval vessels of the Local Maritime Office of Porto Azzurro and the Port Authority of Portoferraio.
The first searches have not been successful. Cosimo had disappeared. No trace even on land, with the intervention on the coast of the firefighters of Portoferraio and the Carabinieri of Capoliveri. The searches with a helicopter of the 2nd Air Unit of the Coast Guard of Sarzana, enabled for night searches.
To coordinate the research, the Maritime direction of Livorno. Research that went on all night. It was the divers of the Livorno fire brigade who found the young man on a depth of about 20 meters right in the waters in front of the Ginevro mine. The magistrate ordered, after recovery, the transfer to the mortuary for the examinations of the coroner.
Cosimo’s bond with the sea was inseparable. Many messages of condolence of the diving world. “Any word would be superfluous, have a nice trip Cosimo”, we read on social media.
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