Coast Guard rescues 2 divers near Wilkes Barre-Wreck

A Coast Guard Station Key West boatcrew returns two divers to their vessel after the rescue crew found the divers near Wilkes Barre-Wreck, Florida Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. The divers were reported missing to the Coast Guard by the commercial dive vessel the divers were on. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Key West

A Coast Guard Station Key West boatcrew returns two divers to their vessel after the rescue crew found the divers near Wilkes Barre-Wreck, Florida Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard photo courtesy of Coast Guard Station Key West

MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued two divers who went missing near Wilkes Barre-Wreck, Sunday.

Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders received a report from the National Command Center stating the two divers were approximately an hour overdue on a commercial vessel and needed Coast Guard assistance.

Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched a 45-foot Response Boat—Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Key West and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami.

The RB-M crew arrived on scene and located both divers together via their strobe light and reported no medical concerns.

The divers were safely brought back aboard the dive vessel.

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