Family members of Dr. John Petty believe he was attacked by a shark on a recent dive trip (Source: ABC News)
Dr. John Petty disappeared Sunday in the Bahamas (Source: Facebook)
WEST END, BAHAMAS (KLTV) - Family members of an East Texas chiropractor who went missing on a diving excursion in the Bahamas believe he was attacked by a shark. Wednesday, authorities called off the search for Doctor John Petty, a chiropractor from Longview, who disappeared on a commercial shark dive in West End last weekend.
Petty's daughter said authorities determined he was involved in a shark attack based on scuba gear recovered. "This was to be just one more adventure to go along with his many others," Robin Adams said. "He had an adventurous spirit and nothing slowed him down."
An experienced diver, Petty is well-known in East Texas for many of his talents, including photography which happens to be scheduled to go on display this weekend at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts.