Coast Guard continues search for missing diver

Southeastern Coast Guard News
MIAMI – Coast Guard crews continue searching for a 39-year-old male diver who went missing approximately three nautical miles east of Key Biscayne, Fla., Sunday.

Coast Guard crews have conducted searches through out the night and early Monday morning with no results.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a call at 12:18 p.m., Sunday, reporting that a diver had jumped into the water without his flippers and began drifting away from the dive boat.

The diver was reported to have been wearing a black wet suit and a personal flotation device.

Search-and-rescue crews continue the search utilizing the Coast Guard Cutter William Flores, a Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin, an Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry and a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., HC-130 alongside the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Aventura Police Department marine unit and the Miami-Dade Police Department underwater recovery unit .

Anyone with further information on the missing diver are asked to contact Coast Guard watchstanders at 305-415-6800.

USCG file photo

USCG file photo

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