Coast Guard Searching For Missing Diver

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing diver after he did not resurface 50-miles southeast of Mayport, Fla., Wednesday at 11:25 a. m.

The diver is a 46-year-old man in a blue dive suit diving from the pleasure boat Animal Control. When the diver did not resurface, the passengers of Animal Control called rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville.

The Coast Guard has launched a 47-foot rescue boat crew from Station Mayport and a rescue helicopter crew from Air Station Clearwater, Fla., to search for the missing man.

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