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October 23rd, 2007 at 8:32 am

Couple Wins Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest

Pumpkin carvers got a little wet in Key Largo during an underwater carving contest. Contestants carved jack-o-lanterns and other ghoulish creations during the event held at the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

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Ken and Linda Smith of Sebring, took top honours for their scary pumpkin entry complete with two fangs.

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"The pumpkins want to float so that makes it difficult", said Smith, a retired electrical engineer. "So you’re working against your own buoyancy and the pumpkin’s."

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Most contestants dropped a weight inside their pumpkins to keep them on the bottom.

The contest was staged 30 feet below at French Reef, about five miles off Key Largo.

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