Florida snorkelers “covered in crude oil”; Officials failed to issue warning until after incident


'I can still smell it on me:' Destin divers emerge coated in oil, Panama City News Herald, June 18, 2010:

[C]ustomers started coming back on the boat with an extra layer of film, which smelled distinctly like oil.

"We had to wash the people off to get the smell off of them," said Carla Moore, Scuba Tech co-owner. ...

Epp said that the customers, despite being covered in crude oil, were very understanding. ...

The city of Destin even issued a warning Wednesday night stating that "Oil product has been spotted near East Pass. The Coast Guard and other BP resources have been notified and are being deployed ASAP to the area."

http://www.newsherald.com/news/destin-84742-divers-coated.html

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