An autopsy was performed this morning on Kyle Kulp of Royersford. Kulp was diving with his father and a group, according to Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim. Grim said determination of the cause and manner of death is pending an investigation and toxicology test results.
Dozens of friends are posting messages of condolence about Kyle on a Facebook page created in his memory. Funeral services for the teen are planned for Friday.
This is the third death in five years stemming from a diving accident at Dutch Springs.
Divers can descend as deep as 100 feet in the spring-fed quarry that draws thousands of adventurers every year.
In 2009, Paula Brodie, 47, of White Haven, Pa., drowned at the park. Her death was ruled an accident. At the time, Grim said Brodie suffered a brain injury due to lack of oxygen caused by the accident.
The following details were reported by the Easton Express-Times:
Brodie's dive partner said they had gone down 10 to 15 feet when Brodie became distressed. Upon surfacing, Brodie was having trouble breathing even when her partner tried to give her oxygen. Her partner then called for help. Brodie had 10 months of diving experience.
Two men were hospitalized in separate diving incidents in 2008 but both recovered. There were two deaths at Dutch Springs in 2007.