EASTER ISLAND REPLICA STATUES DESTROYED IN SEA FALL
A project to create an underwater tribute to the stone Moai statues of Easter Island ended in disaster when 15 replica structures were destroyed after toppling from a boat and into the sea.
The artwork, which was intended to be the centrepiece of a new diving site off the coast of Deerfield Beach, Florida, fell to pieces on Sunday (7th June).
A 150ft long barge transported the 15 statues to a site 4 miles off the coast, where organisers had planned to sink the concrete sculptures, which were fixed to the barge's deck.
After the top-heavy barge was scuttled, the boat listed to its port side and the sculptures toppled from the deck.