The 31-year-old son of champion Ted Warnock, drowned in a warm swimming pool, chest deep. Studying mariculture in Florida, James was excited to hear that the National Spearfishing Championships would be held in an area he knew well. A three-time North Atlantic Spearfishing Champion, James was eager to start training. He purchased a new stop watch and was practicing breath-hold diving in a medical-therapy pool. Rescuers saw James new watch fall from his hand as they pulled him from the water. Sadly, the attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.