Tai Lau, 49, was declared dead at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula at 10:48 p.m., according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Coroner Division.
“The instructor turned to show him something, and he was gone.”
Roth said his understanding was that Lau disappeared from the instructor’s sight off Breakwater Cove in a matter of seconds. He said the instructor took immediate steps to get help when Lau first disappeared shortly after 9 p.m.
Happens every year to the adventures. Several divers die, people get swept off the shoreline and the rare shark bite.