New Richmond Man Dies While Exploring Shipwreck

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at 6:06 am

Wisconsin State Police say a diver died while exploring a shipwreck in Lake Superior off the coast of Michigan.

Michigan State Police divers recovered the body of 52-year-old Derril Yerigan on Tuesday. He lived in New Richmond, Wis.

According to a news release, Yerigan was one of four recreational divers who was exploring the wreckage of the SS Samuel Mather. Yerigan never came back to the surface.

The ship lies is in 174 feet of water, about 16 miles off Whitefish Point in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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