Coast Guard searching for missing diver near Lauderdale-by-the-Sea

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter

A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter File Photo

MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing diver Saturday half a mile off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector Miami Command Center received a report from the commercial dive vessel Lady Go Diver that a 50-year-old diver was missing after he failed to surface. The watch standers directed the launch of a Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale boat crew and Coast Guard Air Station Miami helicopter crew to search.

Also searching are Broward Sheriffs Office marine surface crews, Fort Lauderdale Fire Department and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

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