Coast Guard investigates diving incident

PENSACOLA, Fla. — The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of a diving incident in the Gulf of Mexico, Saturday.

Coast Guard Station Pensacola received a report of a diving accident at the site of the sunken USS Oriskany, 26 miles south of Pensacola, Saturday.

The station launched a 41-foot rescue boat and crew to the scene and escorted a dive boat back to the station docks to an awaiting LifeFlight helicopter. The man was air lifted to Baptist Hospital where he pronounced deceased.

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