AUGUST 11, 2005 -- Friends of a diver who died off the North Carolina coast are establishing an unusual memorial in his honor.
For days, searchers looked for Greg Mickey after he vanished in strong currents near Frying Pan Shoals. Now his family and friends are soliciting donations to purchase a 170 foot vessel that eventually will be sunk near where Mickey disappeared.
It will become an artificial reef and dive attraction. The group is hoping to sink the vessel this fall.
They're accepting donations through the Onslow Bay and Long Bay Artificial Reef Associations to pay for the vessel.
Send donations to:
P.O. Box 922
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Make checks out to:
Attn: Captain Greg Mickey vessel