What is the origin of the "dead scuba diver found in a charred tree" urban legend?

I remember watching an episode of CSI that played with this urban legend. After a forest fire, a scuba diver is found in a charred tree. His skin was melted, but he didn't die from the fire...he died from a fall, It got me wondering . Is there any truth to that urban legend? What are the origins of it? How did... show more I remember watching an episode of CSI that played with this urban legend. After a forest fire, a scuba diver is found in a charred tree. His skin was melted, but he didn't die from the fire...he died from a fall, It got me wondering . Is there any truth to that urban legend? What are the origins of it? How did it come about, and why is it still told?
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