Body recovered from 'Lady Mary' wreck

May 13, 2009 12:58:27 PM PDT
A body has been recovered from the sunken scallop boat 'Lady Mary,' which sank back in March.RELATED VIDEO: Footage of the sunken Lady Mary
RELATED VIDEO: Coast Guard brings survivor to shore
The body was found Tuesday, and has been identified as that of Tarzon "Bernie Mac" Smith, 59, of Wildwood, New Jersey.

Smith's body was transported to Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, N.J., for identification.

Six people died when the boat went down on March 24th. The only survivor was Jose Luis Arias.

Among the dead were Smith's brother, Roy Sr., and his nephews Roy Jr. and Timothy.

Frenki Credle, Frank Reyes, and William Torres were also lost when the boat went down.

The accident remains under investigation.

During a hearing earlier this month, a federal analyst testified the Lady Mary sent out an emergency signal when it began to sink off Cape May.

The signal went out at 5:40 a.m.

But, because of a typo in a federal database, the signal was not linked to a boat, or location.

Rescuers couldn't zero in on the Lady Mary until a satellite picked up the signal at 7:07 a.m.

A federal contractor was apparently to blame for the single number typo in the registration.

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