Coast Guard crews search for missing diver off of Lake Worth Inlet

MIAMI – Coast Guard crews are searching for a missing 62-year-old male diver two-miles off of Lake Worth Inlet, Fla.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Miami received a call at 11:55 a.m., Thursday, reporting that a diver with a commercial diving vessel Sirena was due to surface at 1145 had no surfaced and is unlocated.

A Coast Guard 33-foot rescue boat crew from Coast Guard Station Lake Worth Inlet, Fla., and a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami were immediately launched to search for the possible missing diver. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and three master divers from the vessel Sirena are also assisting in the search

The diver was reported to have been wearing a black wet suit and a silver air tank.

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