Coast Guard searching for missing diver near Jenner, California

Pacific Southwest Coast Guard News
ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Coast Guard is searching for a diver who went missing in the vicinity of Salt Point State Park in Jenner, Calif., Monday afternoon.

At 4:47 p.m. Monday, the local dispatch in Sonoma County contacted Coast Guard Sector San Francisco watchstanders alerting them of a missing diver near Salt Point State Park, approximately 200 feet from shore.

The Coast Guard launched an MH-65 helicopter aircrew and a 47-foot Motor Lifeboat crew out of San Francisco and Bodega Bay, Calif., respectively, to assist local crews already on scene to help with the search efforts but the helicopter aircrew was unable to see clearly due to the fog and had to return.

The Coast Guard highly recommends divers heed the following five tips:

1. Have a medical assessment conducted by a doctor before diving.

2. Always dive with a buddy, and leave details of your dive trip with someone ashore who will report you overdue if you run into trouble.

3. Plan your dive, follow your plan, and provide your emergency plan to someone on shore.

4. Choose dives that match your training, experience and fitness level.

5. Practice emergency procedures, like dropping your weight belt and inflating your buoyancy compensator, in a controlled environment.

For more information on diving safety visit https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/

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  1. mike says:

    RIP Craig…