Coast Guard searching for scuba diver

BOSTON – The Coast Guard is searching for an overdue scuba diver south of Scituate, Mass., today.

The Scituate Harbormaster reported the overdue 29-year-old scuba diver to the Coast Guard about 1/4 mile south of New Inlet, Mass., around 3 p.m.

The diver had three safety spotters in a 28-foot recreational vessel track his bubbles from the surface. When bubbles were no longer visible on the surface, they called via radio for help.

Searching are: A Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Cape Cod, a 25-foot utility boat from Coast Guard Station Scituate, two Scituate Harbormaster vessels, Scituate Fire Department divers, Marshfield Harbormaster and Massachusetts Environmental Police.

“We are working in cooperation with local agencies in order to thoroughly saturate the search area,” said Petty Officer First Class Wayne Lougee who is assisting in the search.

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