Coast Guard searching for missing diver near Homosassa Florida

HOMOSASSA, Fla. — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing 35-year-old male snorkeler in the Homosassa River, in Homosassa.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Station Yankeetown, Fla., received a report at about 12 p.m. Sunday from a 20-foot pontoon boat that a snorkeler had gone missing while diving for scallops in the vicinity of Marker 10 in the Homosassa River.

Crewmembers aboard the boat reported that he had gone down in approximately 5-feet of water and did not resurface after being underwater for 10-15 minutes.

The man’s name is being withheld due to next-of-kin notifications.

Searching are:

  • A Coast Guard Station Yankeetown 25-foot response boat crew
  • A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla., MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter rescue crew
  • A Coast Guard Auxiliary boat crew
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission members
  • Multiple Citrus County Sheriffs Office dive teams

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