April 10th Diver Deaths Investigated

Article names the divers and reports they were both certified and had been diving days before. Investigators are searching for the scuba tanks in the ocean.

It likely will be a few weeks before investigators can precisely say how two Nevada teenagers died during a scuba diving excursion Saturday off Cannery Row.

Stephen Anderson, 16, and Keegan Aiazzi, 17, were among a group of divers from a Carson City, Nev., high school oceanography class who went into the water from a commercial dive boat about a quarter mile from shore.

After they failed to surface and were reported missing, rescue divers from the Monterey Express charter boat found them on the ocean floor about 70 feet underwater, and they subsequently were pronounced dead at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

The divers’ deaths, which left the tight-knit Carson City community in shock, is being investigated by the Monterey County coroner’s office and the Coast Guard. If foul play was suspected, Monterey police would handle the case.

April 10th Diver Deaths Investigated