N.C. man's burial at sea goes awry

Daniel Scott Lasky's wish was to be buried at sea.

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.

A local fisherman spotted it Saturday about 4 ½ miles offshore near Port Everglades, the BSO said.

He called for help, setting in motion an investigation into who was the person and how did he end up in the Atlantic Ocean.

They found their answers in Hickory, N.C.

That's where Lasky lived with his wife, Sharon. He worked at a local Galaxy food store and had a part-time job with Nabisco, according to his obituary in the Hickory Daily Record.

On Dec. 18, 2009, he had his "celebration of life" at Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hickory, the obituary read. He died about nine months later, on Sept. 8, at home. The obituary said, "Burial will be at sea."

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