Coast Guard Medevacs Diver near Shark River, NJ

SHARK RIVER, N.J. – The Coast Guard medevaced a 30-year-old female after she had not resurfaced from a 122-foot dive 15 nautical miles east of Shark River Saturday.

The Coast Guard received a call at 11:21 a.m. from a crewmember aboard the dive boat Gypsy Blood, homeported in Brielle, N.J., reporting the woman had been missing approximately 35 minutes.

An HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., arrived on scene and medevaced the female after a dive master aboard the Gypsy Blood located her under water.

The woman was administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation until transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune, N.J., and transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel.

The woman’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.



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