Deadly North Coast abalone season claims the life of sixth diver

Three men drowned on April 12 after getting into rough water off Caspar Cove near Fort Bragg.

An abalone picker then died on April 21st after he was trapped by an incoming tide and feel from a cliff at a landmark called Hardy Rock near Westport.

On May 24th, a fifth diver died while attempting to harvest abalone in the waters off Salt Point State Park in Sonoma County.