EAST HAMPTON - ? East Hampton police are investigating the death of a diver near a famous shipwreck.

Michael LaPrade, of California, was diving Sunday near the wreck of the Andrea Doria. The site is located 70 miles off Montauk.

Officials say somehow LaPrade became separated from his dive rope and his body was found hours later.

Newsday says LaPrade is the 16th diver to die at the site.