Underwater assault

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POSTED: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 9:09pm

An assault is caught on camera 50 feet underwater as one scuba diver is accused of ripping off the air supply of another diver. Tim Sakahara reports.

(KHNL) An assault is caught on camera 50 feet underwater. The video shows one diver ripping off the air supply of another diver.

Now authorities in Hawaii are investigating.

Environmentalists and reef fish collectors have had disputes in the past, but this one may have crossed over into criminal action with one party calling for serious charges to be filed.

The video was taken off the Kona Coast last Thursday.

The dive turned ugly when one diver darts over and rips off Rene Umberger's breathing supply 50 feet underwater.

The scene was captured on two cameras.

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