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    Burial at sea goes awry when body found floating off S. Fla.

    How do you go about chartering a boat when you tell the captain your planning on burying a body at sea? Wouldn't the captain be a little suspicious that foul play might be involved and call the authorities?



    http://www.floridatoday.com/article/...001/1086/rss07

    Burial at sea goes awry when body found floating off S. Fla.

    So when the 48-year-old died this month of Lou Gehrig's disease, his family followed his request. They put his body on dry ice, brought it to South Florida, chartered a boat, said their goodbyes and released him to the sea, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

    Except a day later, Lasky's body floated to the surface.

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    The day after his death, his family began the drive south, stopping overnight in Daytona Beach before arriving in Fort Lauderdale on Friday.

    That day, Sharon Lasky, his pastor and a few other family members boarded the Mary B III, along with the boat's captain, crew and Daniel Lasky's body, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

    After their goodbyes, they went fishing in his honor and returned to shore.

    The next morning, a fisherman found the body floating and alerted the U.S. Coast Guard.

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    How gruesome..........
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    Oh what an awful story.....

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    Incredibly poor planning. I'm fine with a burial at sea if that was his wish, but clearly it was done incorrectly. How macabre.

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    poor guy...how difficult for the family
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    I am completely amazed you an drive a body on Dry Ice across state lines. I had no clue.

    I feel awful for his Wife. Now they have to have another service??
    Also makes me wonder about Jane and John Does. Really makes one think about the inprobable stuff that could happen when a weird events stops and makes one question what they thought they knew. Wonder how the investigators felt when this case landed on whoevers desk.

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    His poor friends and family probably had no clue about how to go about this (and who would, really???). I don't know...there's probably a website dealing with such things. There is for everything else.

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    This family did a lot to abide by this mans wishes! I wonder how many permits, regulations and hardships they went through? What an awful way for it to end!

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    Burial at sea goes awry when body found floating off S. Fla.

    Not to add to this poor family's distress, but I'd like to know who the captain of this charted vessel was/is. After reading the article, it seems the EPA regulation of basically sinking to 600 ft rapidly was not followed. I also have to wonder how much the captain knew about the currents in the area...this poor family.

    I just smell ineptitude/ignorance on the part of the charter company and/or crew...wonder if it could legally be argued that the boat acted as a hearse and certain other laws should apply - because the entire time they were within 3 miles of the shore, they were not in international waters. And therefor were under FL's jurisdiction. I want to know the coordinates of the burial and the captain!

    I'm thinking this charter company will be held at least financially responsible...no captain I know would risk his license/job on a job like this...they'd follow regulations to the law. Maybe they wouldn't interfere, but would certainty give a final check to make sure all laws were being followed. Sad all the way around.

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    This is legal. I had no idea either. None.

    600 feet. In the scheme of the ocean is that really that deep? I understand this was not done correctly. I'm just asking.

    How very sad for his family. Horrible.

    How about a Viking funeral? I wonder if there's permits to get for that? Treat the vessel and then torch it. Maybe not.

    May Mr. Lasky rest in peace. May his family be able to go on and somehow be healed after this horrifying experience.


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    I know this is an old thread, but....OOOPS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truthful Lies View Post
    ...I just smell ineptitude/ignorance on the part of the charter company and/or crew....
    Sorry, but that's not actually what you are smelling. It's hot and humid off the coast of South Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filly View Post
    This is legal. I had no idea either. None.

    600 feet. In the scheme of the ocean is that really that deep? I understand this was not done correctly. I'm just asking.

    How very sad for his family. Horrible.

    How about a Viking funeral? I wonder if there's permits to get for that? Treat the vessel and then torch it. Maybe not.

    May Mr. Lasky rest in peace. May his family be able to go on and somehow be healed after this horrifying experience.
    "Not done correctly" is the understatement of the year. On the east coast of Florida, in many places you can walk into the water for what seems like forever and still only be chest deep. A lot of it is really shallow and apparently not suitable for burial at sea. I bet the captain of the boat a)wanted the body off his ship and b) didn't want to spend any more money on fuel than he had to. There are places near the Bahamas which are quite deep, like the Tongue of The Ocean near Andros Island. It is over 6000 ft deep and a body is not coming back.

    Maybe they should have hired Joran Van Der Sloot as a consultant.

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    Or Dexter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nova View Post
    Sorry, but that's not actually what you are smelling. It's hot and humid off the coast of South Florida.
    Hi Nova Haven't crossed paths with you in a while! I'm from there, but lol.


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