Interagency search underway for missing diver near Manhattan Beach

65 Point MuguLos Angeles — The Coast Guard along with the Los Angeles County Lifeguards are searching for a 45-year-old male diver near Manhattan Beach Pier Sunday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach operations center received a call at 10 a.m., from a friend of Jeff Holly, reporting that Holly went missing three miles north of Manhattan Beach Pier while diving.

Holly was last seen wearing a black diving suit, black fins and a black scuba tank.

An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Forward Operating Base Point Mugu along with a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium from Coast Guard Station Los Angeles and surface and air assets from Los Angeles County Fire Department are searching the area for Holly.

If anyone has any information regarding Holly’s location, please contact the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach operations center at 310-521-3801.

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