Coast Guard searching for missing diver

NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard is searching for a missing diver 30 nautical miles south of Intracoastal City, Saturday.

Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report from Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston at approximately 1:30 p.m., that a group of divers aboard an 18-foot pleasure craft were spearfishing in the vicinity of Vermilion Block 124, when a fellow diver did not resurface.

A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew launched and are currently searching the area along with Good Samaritan boats.

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