Man's body found after failed burial at sea | Weird
HICKORY - A Florida fisherman discovered a body floating in the ocean on Saturday after a Hickory family's failed attempt to bury their husband and father at sea.
The Lasky family made the trip from Hickory to Fort Lauderdale last Thursday to bury Daniel Scott Lasky after Lou Gehrig's Disease claimed his life on Wednesday.
Lasky's body was wrapped and placed on dry ice before being loaded into the family van for the trip.
According to WFOR-TV, once the family arrived, they boarded the "Mary B III" and headed out to sea.
They said Lasky's wife, his pastor, a few other family members, the boat's captain, and the crew were in attendance for the service.
After the burial, the family went fishing in Lasky's honor before returning to shore.
WFOR said a startled fisherman discovered Lasky's body floating in the water about 4 and 1/2 miles offshore near Port Everglades on Saturday morning, leading authorities to initially consider foul play.
Burials at sea are legal, but there are rules. The body must sink to the bottom permanently in a timely manner.
Lasky's widow said on Facebook, "Thanks for all the support and prayers. Dan's burial at sea was awesome, it was just what he wanted. I just can't [believe] he is gone, guess it will take some time to [readjust]. I have the most awesome family and friends a person could ask for (my pastor ain't [too] bad either, with the support of them, I will be OK. I am truly blessed, Praise God!"
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