Coast Guard Station Neah Bay rescues missing diver near Cape Flattery, Wash.

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WARRENTON, Ore. — A Coast Guard Station Neah Bay 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew rescued a Port Orchard, Washington, diver who was reported missing after a solo dive near Cape Flattery, Washington, Tuesday.

The boat crew located the diver who was waving for help, recovered him and transported him to Station Neah Bay where he was transferred to local emergency medical services.

A Coast Guard Station Neah Bay 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew assists local emergency medical services personnel with the diver recovered near Cape Flattery, Washington, Aug. 19, 2014. The diver was transported to Neah Bay hospital for further medical evaluation and was reported to be in good condition. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Neah Bay.

A Coast Guard Station Neah Bay 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew assists local emergency medical services personnel with the diver recovered near Cape Flattery, Washington, Aug. 19, 2014. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Station Neah Bay.

Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders received the report at 9:36 a.m. of the missing diver from a concerned friend, via VHF radio, stating that his friend had not resurfaced after the proper amount of dive time, and due to thick fog, was unable to locate him on the water’s surface.

A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was launched along with the Neah Bay MLB crew.

“I would like to commend the crew here at Station Neah Bay from the watchstanders to the boat crew on a job well done,” said Chief Petty Officer Raymond Anderson, executive petty officer, Coast Guard Station Neah Bay. “The proficiency of the boat crew, along with the preparedness of the diver and his friend who radioed for help, allowed us to locate the missing diver and get him home to his family. The outstanding professionalism displayed today has made the command proud.”

The diver was reported to be in good condition, however was transported to the local hospital for further medical evaluation.

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