ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.— The Coast Guard located a missing diver 32 miles west of Egmont Key, Florida, Saturday.
At 4:07 p.m. watchstanders from Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg recieved report of a missing diver, via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16, from the captain of the 21-foot boat, Out of Control, from Bradenton, Florida.
An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and a C-130 Hercules fixed-winged aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, were diverted, and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station St. Petersburg was launched.
At 6:05 p.m. a Good Samaritan located the diver after responding to an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast sent by the sector via VHF-FM marine band radio channel 16. The RB-M boatcrew transported the diver to the station. There were no reported injuries.