Third Deceased Abalone Diver Identified
On April 12, three divers perished when they attempted to dive in rough conditions off the Caspar Headlands near the town of Mendocino. Two divers in the same party were rescued. (See links to earlier stories below.) Two of the deceased divers were identified in a previous post but attempts to locate the next of kin of one diver did not succeed until today.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, however, was able to contact the family and the diver is identified in the following press release:
On 04-14-2015 the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s Division was able to locate and notify the next of kin of the remaining diver, Aaron Kim (53-year-old male from Fort Lee, New Jersey).
The official results of the autopsies conducted on 04-14-2015 in regards to this incident will be pending blood alcohol and toxicology analysis.
- Tragic End to Abalone Dive, Three Dead
- Names Of Two Deceased Abalone Divers Released, More Details Provided