Coast Guard searching for missing diver

GLOUCESTER, Mass. – The Coast Guard is looking for a 50-year-old diver about one half mile south of Gloucester after he failed to surface when scheduled today.

The crew aboard the Boston-based sport dive boat he was diving from notified Coast Guard Station Gloucester at about 4 p.m., that the man had been diving in about 90 feet of water off Eastern Point and was more than two hours overdue.

A 25-foot rescue boat crew from Station Gloucester launched and is searching the area. A Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod is enroute.

A 47-foot motor lifeboat crew from Station Gloucester launched with local police divers aboard.

“We have five divers from Beverly Dive Team, and two from the Massachusetts State Police aboard,” said Lt. j.g Shelly Wyman, of Coast Guard Sector Boston. “Local police are also searching an area along Norman’s Woe Cove.”

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