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Dead Man Floats Up After Botched Burial At Sea
NBC Miami ^ | Tue, Sep 14, 2010 | Todd Wright

Posted on 09/14/2010 1:21:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The body that floated up near Port Everglades over the weekend belonged to a man whose family attempted to bury him at sea, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Tuesday. Before losing his battle with Lou Gehrig's disease on Sept. 8, 48-year-old Daniel Lasky's dying wish was to be drift out to sea, to be buried in the ocean he loved so much.

So his family wrapped up his body and traveled to South Florida from North Carolina to fulfill their relative's request.

They thought they did when several family members, including his wife, lowered Lasky's body overboard after a ceremony off of Fort Lauderdale Beach on Sept. 10. But Lasky's body wasn't quite ready to swim with the fishes, and it re-surfaced the next day and was spotted by a startled fisherman who called the authorities. It's unclear what will happen to the body now or if the family will be allowed to give the watery funeral a second try.

We might suggest dry land.


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1 posted on 09/14/2010 1:21:15 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: mhking

Just d@mn!


2 posted on 09/14/2010 1:22:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Hey, Mom! Dad’s home.”


3 posted on 09/14/2010 1:23:10 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: nickcarraway
There's never a Great White around when you need one.
4 posted on 09/14/2010 1:24:10 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: nickcarraway

Known to his friends as “Bob”...


5 posted on 09/14/2010 1:24:22 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Deb

Must have taken the body out to sea on the Fail Boat. Just damn.


6 posted on 09/14/2010 1:24:59 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe they should put some dead weight in with him. Then again, I guess they did.


7 posted on 09/14/2010 1:25:50 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Deb
“Hey, Mom! Dad’s home.”

ROTFLMO

8 posted on 09/14/2010 1:26:08 PM PDT by jokar (The Church age is the only age man will be able to glorify Christ, http://www.basictraining.org/)
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To: nickcarraway

He coulda drowned!


9 posted on 09/14/2010 1:26:22 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: nickcarraway

Could these facts support a commercial motion picture?


10 posted on 09/14/2010 1:28:42 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: nickcarraway

Shoulda’ consulted w/ Dexter!


11 posted on 09/14/2010 1:30:13 PM PDT by pingman (Price is what you pay, value is what you get.)
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To: Deb

“Hey, Mom! Dad’s home.”

“Well, tell him to wash up before dinner...”


12 posted on 09/14/2010 1:30:55 PM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: silverleaf; Deb

LMAO! Well played you two.


13 posted on 09/14/2010 1:33:07 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Revolting cat!

AH sir, just one more question. It says in my notes, let me see here, you said your father was dead when you put him into the water. Is that right sir?


14 posted on 09/14/2010 1:33:21 PM PDT by DManA
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To: nickcarraway
dying wish was to be drift out to sea, to be buried in the ocean he loved so much

It appears that the ocean didn't love him so much.

15 posted on 09/14/2010 1:35:47 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: BenLurkin

Way back when was in high school there was a cartton in Playboy by Gahan Wilson. A cop is talking to some old lady about the dead guy in the trash can. The cop says something like, “you’re not getting rid of him that easy Mrs Greenberg’ It’s over a 1000 miles from NC to Miami, I wonder if dad got shotgun.


16 posted on 09/14/2010 1:36:15 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: nickcarraway

17 posted on 09/14/2010 1:36:23 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: silverleaf

“He brought prawns!”


18 posted on 09/14/2010 1:41:11 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: nickcarraway

19 posted on 09/14/2010 1:42:47 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
There's never a Great White around when you need one.

I said those very words a couple of weeks ago when someone was on his twentieth vacation this year at Cape Cod.

20 posted on 09/14/2010 1:44:07 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Could these facts support a commercial motion picture?

Dead Man Floating?

21 posted on 09/14/2010 1:44:13 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: dblshot; Magnum44

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDkbYDFlINM


22 posted on 09/14/2010 1:46:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Why is mom wearing a burka?


23 posted on 09/14/2010 1:52:50 PM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Ship of Fools?


24 posted on 09/14/2010 1:53:29 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: nickcarraway

Despite the humorous tone this thread has taken, it has gotten me to thinking burial at sea might be a legit alternative.

It has to be cheaper than a burial on land.
It would seem to be more dignified than cremation.


25 posted on 09/14/2010 1:55:00 PM PDT by Brookhaven (The next step for the Tea Party--The Conservative Hand--is available at Amazon.com)
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To: nickcarraway; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
Next time hire Da Boys if you want him to sleep wit da fishes.


26 posted on 09/14/2010 2:09:09 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: nickcarraway

weekend at Bernies?


27 posted on 09/14/2010 2:10:02 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Brookhaven

If you want to try a burial at sea without professional help, at least watch “The Sopranos” so you know how to do it right.

Just sayin’.


28 posted on 09/14/2010 2:12:39 PM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: silverleaf

55 gallon drum full of cement usually works for me and I never had any complaints or floaters...


29 posted on 09/14/2010 2:15:46 PM PDT by packrat35 (I got your tag line..)
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To: nickcarraway

“... and the sea shall give up its dead ...” Hmmm.


30 posted on 09/14/2010 2:18:59 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (We'll remember in November!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Love is cruel...


31 posted on 09/14/2010 2:22:03 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Guess they didn't know about the hardware and logging chain.
32 posted on 09/14/2010 2:26:35 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: silverleaf; Deb

“Hey, Mom! Dad’s home.”

“Well, tell him to wash up before dinner...”

“He already washed up. Now he’s just sitting in front of the TV with a vacant expression on his face.”


33 posted on 09/14/2010 2:30:53 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Islamists demanding "tolerance"? That's like Hannibal Lecter demanding to decide the menu.)
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To: DManA

Well, he said he wasn’t, but Dad was always a liar.


34 posted on 09/14/2010 3:47:33 PM PDT by irishtenor (Tag lines, they are not what they used to be...)
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To: nickcarraway

Why didn’t they have him cremated and then let him float out to sea?!!


35 posted on 09/14/2010 3:49:43 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: nickcarraway

He must have been a good man....


36 posted on 09/14/2010 3:53:48 PM PDT by kanawa (Obama - "The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with something to hide.")
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To: Cailleach

ping


37 posted on 09/14/2010 3:54:37 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: nickcarraway
Will it beat the lady who turned her hubby into fish bait?


38 posted on 09/14/2010 4:12:07 PM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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To: nickcarraway; Ernest_at_the_Beach

BP’s fault.


39 posted on 09/14/2010 4:45:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: EternalVigilance

“He’s dead in this town.”


40 posted on 09/15/2010 9:47:30 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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