Possible missing diver located near Rancho Palos Verdes

65 Los AngelesLOS ANGELES –– The Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department Dive Unit in coordination with units from Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach recovered the body of a man matching the description of the diver reported missing Friday evening.

The diver was reported missing at 9 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2016 from his vessel found anchored 500 yards off Rancho Palos Verdes coast.

The Coast Guard cannot confirm the identity of the body found until a medical examiner makes positive identification.

Divers located the body outfitted wth diving gear at 12:16 p.m., Saturday, approximately 500 yards from the initial anchored location of the vessel.

The cause of the incident is under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department.

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