Coast Guard searching for missing diver offshore Destin, Florida

Coast Guard Cutter Albacore file photo

Coast Guard Cutter Albacore file photo

NEW ORLEANS –The Coast Guard is searching for a diver who was last seen near a charter vessel approximately 10 miles southeast of Destin, Florida, Friday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at 1 p.m. of a missing diver who was last seen approximately 300 feet from the charter vessel, A-Salt Mission, at 2:40 p.m.

Involved in the search are:


  • A 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Destin
  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
  • The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Albacore
  • An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office
  • Two good Samaritan vessels


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