Missing Abalone Diver Found Dead

Press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff ‘s Office:

At about 8:00 AM, on Tuesday 05-17-16, a person went to the Moat Creek Beach to check the surf conditions and located a deceased person in a wetsuit laying face down on the beach at water’s edge. Mendocino County Sheriff Deputies were summoned and investigated the scene.

The decedent was found clad in a wetsuit, still wearing a weight belt, and a dive mask was found on the beach nearby. The decedent appeared to have been placed on the beach by the natural process of the sea.

The decedent was subsequently identified as 57 year old David Le Tan, who was last seen diving for abalone in this area on 05-09-16 and reported missing. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of Mr. Tan’s death.

Earlier Chapter: Another Ab Diver Missing on Mendocino Coast


One comment

  • Man that sucks. People don’t go ABING alone, I know its hard to find a dive partner some times but even if you could just get some one to watch you from shore its much safer. Poor famliy…

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