Coast Guard helps locate missing divers near Marathon, Fla.

Coast Guard District 7 NewsKEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard assisted in the successful rescue of two missing divers about three miles off Marathon, Fla., Friday morning.

Coast Guard Sector Key West watchstanders received a notification of two missing divers from the commercial diving vessel Leisure Lee stating the divers had been missing for approximately 30 minutes.

Coast Guard Station Marathon launched a rescue boatcrew and a rescue helicopter crew was launched from Coast Guard Air Station Miami to search for the missing divers. Once the rescue boatcrew from Station Marathon was on scene, the two divers were quickly found.

The divers, a 40-year-old male and a 16-year old-male, were found with no medical concerns about one mile from where they initially entered the water. The divers said they had been fighting the current for a while and were not able to swim back to the dive boat.

The Coast Guard would like to remind boaters to keep an active watch on current weather forecasts and plan accordingly. There is a small craft advisory in effect until 10 a.m. Saturday.

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