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    Conditions at
    23:49 on 23/1/17

     
    Temperature 25.6°C
    Humidity 65.0%
    Barometer 1003.4hPa
    Rate -0.3hPa/hr
    Wind Speed: 0 km/hr
    Wind Direction S
    Rainfall for Today 0.0mm
    Rainfall last hour 0.0 mm
    Rainfall last 24 hours 0.0 mm
    Rainfall at Start of Month 814.6 mm
    Rainfall this Year 827.0 mm
    Today's Extremes
    High Temperature 31.2°C at 15:48
    Low Temperature 20.9°C at 6:27
    Peak Wind Gust 0km/hr at 0:00
    Weather from Michael McFadyen's Kirrawee Weather Station
    Yesterday's Extremes
    High Temperature 27.5°C at 17:11
    Low Temperature 19.8°C at 6:29
    Rainfall at Start of Yesterday 827.0 mm
    Rainfall at End of Yesterday 827.0 mm
    Weather from Michael McFadyen's Tempe Weather Station
    Astronomical Data
    Sunrise 5:06
    Sunset 19:05
    Moonrise 1:09
    Moonset 15:04

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    Tina Watson Death - Evidence from Witnesses and Other Persons
    The following is a list of some of the statements and evidence collected by Queensland and Alabama Police in relation to the death of Tina Watson. All are Adobe Acrobat files.

    Statements and Interviews - Gabe Watson

  • Gabe Watsons Statement 22 Oct 2003
  • Gabe Watson Police Interview 27 Oct 2003
  • Gabe Watson's insurance desposition 4 April 2006
  • Gabe Watson's interview 24 April 2007 - recorded secretly and probably contrary to Australian law
  • Gabe Watson's house being searched on 24 April 2007 - recorded secretly and probably contrary to Australian law
  • Statements and Interviews - Witnesses

  • Wade Singleton's various statements
  • Paula Snyder's Diary - has details of what she witnessed
  • Paula Snyder's Statement s 2006 and 2007 - note Police took no statement in 2003
  • Ken Snyder's statements from 2003, 2006 and 2007 - note no mention of confrontation with Gabe in 2003 statement - the addendum dated 22 October 2003 was not given then and I believe it was given in 2007
  • Jacqueline Sherman's statement of 22 Oct 2003 - confirms Gabe's claims about computer not working
  • Andrew Sherman's statement of 22 Oct 2003 - confirms Gabe's claims about computer not working
  • Adriana Sherman's statement of 22 Oct 2003 - confirms Gabe's claims about computer not working
  • Doug Milsap's statements from 2003, 2006 and 2007 - note no mention of confrontation with Gabe in 2003 statement and 2006 statement not as strong a confrontation as in 2007
  • Claudia Petersen's statement of 22 Oct 2003 - shows rescue and Tina's distance off wreck
  • Lou (Johnstone) Forster statements - relevant to strength of current
  • Lou (Johnstone) Forster dive log - relevant to current
  • Brian Fotheringham's statements - relevant to current, surfacing of Gabe and Wade and weights for Tina
  • Jarrod Fisher's statements - shows that he dropped down line and also helps establish timings for Gabe and Wade's surfacing
  • Alana McMahon statements - shows timings for descent of Jazz II divers and ascent of Gabe, Wade and Tina
  • Lianne England's statement of 22 Oct 2003 - shows timings for descent of Jazz II divers and ascent of Gabe, Wade and Tina
  • Barton Painter's statements - shows timings for descent of Jazz II divers and ascent of Gabe, Wade and Tina
  • Virginia Milsap's statements of 2003 and 2007 - note comments about current in 2003 statement and also that she does not mention at all the confrontation her husband says happened
  • Dr John Downie's statement 22 Oct 2003
  • Dr John Downie's FBI interview 5 July 2006
  • Dr Stanley Stutz's statement 22 Oct 2003 - note that it is less detailed than later statements
  • Dr Stanley Stutz's statement 16 Jan 2006
  • Dr Stanley Stutz's statement 18 April 2007
  • Robert Webster's statements - note first one not given till 2005
  • Gary Stempler's statement 23 Oct 2003 - shows what happened underwater and location of weight belt
  • Dawn Asano's statement 22 Oct 2003 - shows what happened underwater and location of weight belt
  • Michael Lawton's statement of 22 Oct 2003
  • Haslet's 2003 statement & addendum 2004 - note his comments about Gabe when he surfaced after aborted dive
  • Uzi Barnai's statements - shows water in Tina's mouth
  • David Lemsing's statements
  • Craig Cleckler's statement - about Tina's panic when training
  • Tommy Thomas's statement
  • Alanda Thomas's statement
  • Stan Kielbaska statement - General Manager of Mike Ball Dive Expeditions
  • Melinda Kayton statement - friend of Tina who speaks about the troubled relationship between Tina and her family, especially in relation to her boyfriends
  • Debra Barnes statement 27 April 2007 - hiring manager at Parisians where Tina worked
  • Neil Joslin statement 22 October 2003 - diver on Jazz II
  • Amanda Phillips - best friend of Tina, note that there is no comment about the "perky breasts" comment that she claimed was said by Gabe at the funeral
  • Jimmy Phillips - husband of Amanda Phillips, note that he specifically says that was nothing significant about the funeral and no mention that his wife had heard Gabe say the "perky breasts" comment
  • Krissie McCampbell - cousin of Tina, note comments about conflicts between Gabe and Tina's parents
  • Scott Cornish - Police diver
  • Statements - Equipment Tests

  • Senior Constable Louisa Egerton's statement about computer test (witnesses Gabe's computer flash and beep when tested)
  • Constable Robert Enchong's statement about computer test (witnesses Gabe's computer flash and beep when tested)
  • Chris Coxon Statement of 12 November 2003 - Workplace Investigator who examined Gabe, Tina and Wade's computers
  • Adam White's statement of 5 April 2005 - Oceanic Technician who examined Gabe and Tina's computers - not signed or complete
  • Adam White's statement of 9 September 2007 - signed copy of above statement
  • Printouts of Gabe Watson's dive computer and Wade Singleton's dive computer
  • Tina's cylinder gas analysis
  • Tests of Tina's dive gear
  • Statements and Evidence - Medical

  • Prof David Willams' statements and autopsy
  • Prof David Willams' evidence at Coroner's Inquest
  • Dr David Griffiths' statement 18 Feb 2005
  • Dr David Griffiths' evidence at Coroner's Inquest
  • Dr Kerry Gillespie statement - doctor who examined Gabe's ears in Townsville
  • Mike Ball Dive Expeditions - Paperwork

  • Safe Scuba System
  • Dive Guidelines - includes very strange depth rules
  • Trip Director Dive Duties - Wade Singleton's role and duties
  • Memo dated 19 June 2003 - from Operations Manager advising that staff (including Trip Director) have not been complying with dive procedures
  • Memo dated 24 June 2003 - advising that guests' names are to be highlighted with the colour to match experience
  • Coroner's Inquest - Various Witnesses' Evidence and Other Information

  • Joshua Kinghorn, Christian Bennett and Carl Diggins - Police diver and two witnesses from Jazz II
  • Barton Painter - skipper of Jazz II
  • Scott Knowles - police officer, mostly talking about dive profiles
  • Ken Snyder - passenger on Spoilsport
  • Paula Snyder - passenger on Spoilsport
  • Doug Milsap - passenger on Spoilsport
  • Counsel Assisting the Coroner Draft Submission - not sure if this is the same has the final submission
  • Other Evidence

  • Gabe's Log Book Dive 1 to 19
  • Gabe's Log Book Dive 20 to 33
  • Gabe's Log Book Dive 34 to 37
  • Gabe's Log Book Dive 38 to 56
  • Jazz 2 dive log
  • Submission to Inquest On Gabe's Behalf
  • Chris Coxon's Workcover Report pages 1-15
  • Chris Coxon's Workcover Report pages 16-35
  • Stan Kielbaska Notes - General Manager of Mike Ball Dive Expeditions, comments by Doug Milsap that Gabe was not treated well after the incident
  • Craig Stephen Notes - Operations Manager of Mike Ball Dive Expeditions, notes by him about spending the night with Gabe the night of the incident
  • Tina's US Issued Birth Certificate and Adoption Papers
  • Tommy Thomas's Claim on Tina's Estate
  • Running Sheet for Police Yongala Re-enactment Dives - what they did
  • Receipts for Tina's Equipment Purchase - from The Dive Site
  • Other Information

  • Transcript of Queensland Supreme Court Sentencing of Gabe Watson

  • Click here to return to the main page for the death of Tina Watson.

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