Coast Guard crews search for missing diver off of Key Biscayne

Southeastern Coast Guard News
MIAMI – Coast Guard crews are searching for a missing 48-year-old male diver three-miles off of Key Biscayne, Fla.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a call at 12:18 p.m., Sunday, reporting that a diver had jumped into the water without his flippers and began drifting away from the dive boat.

A Coast Guard 33-foot rescue boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla., and a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami were immediately launched to search for the possible missing diver. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Miami-Dade Marine Patrol, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and Miami-Dade Air Rescue are also assisting in the search.

The diver was reported to have been wearing a black wet suit and a personal flotation device.

Anyone with further information on the missing diver are asked to contact Coast Guard watchstanders at 305-415-6800.

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