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Body Glove co-founder Bob Meistrell dies

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Body Glove co-founder Bob Meistrell died of a heart attack on June 16, 2013 at the age of 84. Body Glove

If you've ever surfed or donned a mask and snorkel to scuba dive off the California coast you probably know the name Bob Meistrell. He and his twin brother co-founded the Body Glove clothing company and are credited with developing the first neoprene wetsuit.

Meistrell died Sunday of a heart attack while on his boat at the age of 84. 

Joining us to talk about Meistrell's contribution to the surf and scuba world is Dr. Bill Bushing, a marine ecologist, avid scuba diver and a friend of Bob Meistrell's.

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