Underwater Memorial honors victims of the Florida condominium collapse

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. – At a memorial service off the coast of South Florida, the victim of the Surfside condo collapse was remembered with a plaque on an underwater memorial.

Relatives and friends of the victims attended the ceremony at the Neptune Memorial Reed outside Key Biscayne on Sunday, news outlets reported. The mayoress of Miami-Dade, Daniella Levine Cava, also attended the ceremony.

The plaque honors the 98 people who were killed in the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South on the early morning of June 24th. The remaining parts of the building were later imploded.

The Neptune Memorial Reef, a 16-acre reef made up of several underwater monuments, was created to promote marine life while also honoring the deceased.

“As our community continues to grieve and begin the long healing process from the tragedy in Champlain Towers South, the Neptune Memorial Reef is committed to ensuring that the lives lost are remembered forever,” said Michael Tabers, Community Resource Director, Neptune Memorial Reef NBC6 . “Our mission has always been to create life after life.”

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