Search underway for missing Florida Keys diver

Hoist OpsMIAMI — Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews are searching for a 37-year-old diver reported missing approximately seven nautical miles south of Cudjoe Key, Florida, Friday.

Missing is Pedro Fernandez, 37.

Fernandez was reported missing about 6 p.m.

Coast Guard Sector Key West issued an urgent marine information broadcast requesting mariners to be on the look out for a possible person in the water.

An MH-65 helicopter from Coast Guard Air Station Miami and a smallboat crew from Coast Guard Station Key West, Florida, are searching for the diver.

He was last seen wearing a camouflage wetsuit and a yellow belt.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Monroe County Sherriff’s Office are assisting with the search.

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