Coast Guard crews/local authorities search for missing diver near Provincetown, Mass.

dive flagPROVINCETOWN, Mass. – U.S. Coast Guard crews and local authorities are searching for a missing diver near Hatches Harbor, Mass., May 23, 2011.

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a report from the fishing vessel Chase about a 37-year old male lobster diver who did not resurface after diving at 7:30 a.m.

Coast Guard assets include an MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter, a 25-foot rescue boat, a 47-foot motor life boat and the 110-foot patrol boat Tybee.

Local authorities are conducting shoreline searches, using dive teams and sonar to locate the diver.

The diver was reported to be wearing a red wetsuit.

Anyone with information that could aid the search is asked to contact U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders at (508) 457-3402.

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