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Soaring above, diving below
Camdens Hayes lifetime of adventures stretch from Air Force pilot to underwater surveyor
Chuck Hayes
Chuck Hayes -- who logged thousands of hours both in the air as a U.S. Air Force pilot and underwater as a diving surveyor -- shows of ancient amphoras recovered off the Libyan coast from ancient civilizations. - photo by Tray Dunaway
Camden resident Chuck Hayes’ lifetime of outdoor adventure began growing up in Dillon County with camping and swamp explorations as a youngster. But as a high school junior on January 8, 1951, he experienced a turning point that set a course for his lifetime. “I was with four friends, fishing and hunting, in the big Pee Dee River swamp when three of them turned over the small boat they were in while in Black Creek.