Missing Diver’s Body Found

The body of a missing diver was located underwater east of Jupiter Inlet, Fla., at approximately 12 p.m., Saturday, by fellow divers, after an extensive search by the Coast Guard, the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and local and state agencies.

The crew of the commercial dive vessel, Blue Tang, sent a diver into the water, who located the body of 51-year-old Eve Schwartz.

On Friday, Blue Tang crewmembers radioed Coast Guard rescue coordinators at Sector Miami for help after the missing diver did not surface from her dive.

“This is a tragic conclusion to the search,” said Lt. Matt Moorlag, Seventh Coast Guard District public affairs officer. “Our deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of Eve Schwartz.”

Eve Schwartz’s body is being transported by the crew of the Blue Tang to Jupiter Inlet and will be transferred to the Palm Beach Medical Examiner.

Assisting in the search was:

* Rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Station Lake Worth, Fla.
* HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crews and an HU-25 Falcon jet crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami.
* An HC-130 Hercules crew from Air Station Clearwater, Fla.
* Coast Guard Cutter Cormorant.
* Coast Guard Auxiliary rescue boat crews.
* Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission boat crew.

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