Coast Guard searching for missing diver

Boston Public Affairs has issued a release on the Nantucket diver.

BOSTON – Coast Guard crews are searching for a diver after he failed to surface approximately 40 miles south of Nantucket, Mass., today.

Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England received a radio distress call around noon from a 38-foot vessel reporting that one of their divers had not surfaced at 11 a.m., as expected.

Two Jayhawk helicopter crews from Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., are searching the area and the Coast Guard Cutter Hammerhead, an 87-foot patrol boat from Woods Hole, Mass., is en route to the scene.

“The Coast Guard recommends taking all safety precautions necessary to remain safe while diving and to always have a dive partner,” said Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Kent, the search and rescue controller at Sector Southeastern New England.

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