Coast Guard searching for 2 missing divers near Fowey Rocks

MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for two missing divers Saturday afternoon about two-and-a-half miles north of the Fowey Rocks.

Coast Guard Sector Miami search-and-rescue coordinators received notification around 3:40 p.m. Saturday stating the two male free divers had not returned to their 17-foot boat.

According to the report, both divers were carrying spearguns, one diver was wearing a black-and-blue wetsuit, and the other was wearing a camouflage wetsuit.

Involved in the search are:

  • A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla., 41-foot Utility Boat crew
  • A Coast Guard Station Miami Beach 25-foot boatcrew
  • The crew of the 110-foot Coast Guard Cutter Diamondback
  • A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew
  • A Coast Guard Auxiliary boatcrew
  • A City of Miami Fireboat crew
  • Biscayne Marine Patrol
  • A Miami-Dade Police Department helicopter crew

Anyone with information regarding the divers’ whereabouts is asked to contact Coast Guard Sector Miami at 305-535-4472.

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