The pair was not discovered missing until two days later, on January 27, 1998, after a bag containing their belongings was found on board the dive boat. But something was about to go terribly wrong. The remains of the Americans, Tom and Eileen Lonergan of Baton Rouge, LA, have never been found, although a fin, BC, wetsuit hood, and tank belonging to the couple were found, and a slate washed ashore with a message in Eileen’s handwriting with their names, address, and phone number, and a request for help because they had been abandoned. In Deep Water: The Last Dive of the Lonergans On Sunday, January 25, 1998, 34-year-old Tom Lonergan and his 29-year-old wife Eileen were part of a group of 26 passengers who set out in the scuba boat "Outer Edge" for a day of snorkeling at St. Crispin's Reef, a … Americans Eileen and Tom Lonergan were keen divers, holidaying on Australia’s Gold Coast. A massive air and sea search took place over the following three days. On January 25, 1998, Tom and Eileen Lonergan, a married American couple, left Port Douglas, Australia by boat with a group. By all accounts that Sunday was one of those glorious hot and tropical north Queensland days. It was two days before the alarm was raised. On Sunday January 25, 1998 they set off on a dive trip to St. Crispin’s Reef, a popular site on the Great Barrier Reef, 25 miles off the coast of Queensland near Port Douglas. No sign of the couple was ever found except for a shredded piece of Eileen Lonergan’s wetsuit, and … Tom, aged 33 and Eileen, aged 29 were diving on the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns on January 25th 1998 when they were left behind by their tour boat at sea. A five day search uncovered nothing, not on February 5, 1998 Tom’s buoyancy vest washed ashore Indian Head, 100km north of Port Douglas. They were off to dive St. Crispin’s reef, a popular dive site in the Great Barrier Reef. On January 25, 1998 Tom and Eileen Lonergan left their hostel in Cairns for Port Douglas in the far north of Queensland, Australia. There are mixed reports on whether or not the suit was in perfect condition or whether there was a shark bite like tears in the back. The Lonergans, diving veterans from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, had gon… From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Tom Lonergan was 33 and Eileen was 28. And Eileen’s vest and one fin and wetsuit were later found as well. Their disappearance was not realised for three days by which time there was no sign of them. On Monday 26 January 1998, two weight belts were The couple were avid scuba-divers who had recently finished three years work for the Peace Corps and decided to take a vacation in Queensland before returning home to …