Just as my spirits were lifting from the sad Andrea Doria anniversary, I found out from diver Evelyn Dudas that “The Mont Everest of the Sea” has claimed its 16th diver! Michael LaPrade of Los Angeles was only 27 years old. What a tragedy! http://easthampton.patch.com/a?rticles/cops-investigating-div?ers-death-just-shy-of-55th-ann?iversary-of-andrea-doria-wreck
The treacherous waters 45 miles south of Nantucket do not let us forget that there is no room for mistakes– whether from uncontrollable circumstances or negligence. In Mr. LaPrade’s case no details have been established. In any case, we honor his courage to explore civilization’s time capsules of the sea.
My deepest condolences to the family.