Coast Guard Searches for Missing Florida Diver

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing diver 18-miles off the coast of Port Canaveral Thusday afternoon.

The 60-year-old man was diving with a friend for lobster when they became separated, and the man’s diving companion resurfaced without him. The man then contacted local authorities stating that his diving companion didn’t resurface.

A Coast Guard Station Port Canaveral small boat, Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., helicopter, an Air Force aircraft, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are all searching for the missing man. Good Samaritans on scene are also assisting in the search.

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