Ser­vice set for NY den­tist who died af­ter UK WWII wreck dive

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

A memo­rial ser­vice is set for a New York den­tist who died af­ter scuba div­ing on a World War II air­plane wreck in the English Chan­nel.

Ac­cord­ing to his obit­u­ary in the Kingston Daily Free­man, Dr. Bruce Hot­tum’s ser­vice will be held Satur­day af­ter­noon at the Bearsville The­ater in Wood­stock.

United King­dom au­thor­i­ties say the 63-year-old part­ner in a Kingston den­tal prac­tice was stricken July 21 af­ter ex­plor­ing a WWII wreck site off Eng­land’s south­east coast. He was brought to shore, where he died at a hospi­tal in Rams­gate. A cause of death hasn’t been re­leased by UK of­fi­cials.

Hot­tum was a vol­un­teer mem­ber of The Ben­tProp Project, a Cal­i­for­nia-based non­profit group that searches for Amer­i­cans still miss­ing from WWII.

Hot­tum, who lived near Kingston, is sur­vived by his fa­ther, wife and three adult sons.

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