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Posted by Elaine on August 17, 2006 at 12:01:08:

In Reply to: missing diver found posted by on August 17, 2006 at 10:37:14:


Date:August 17, 2006

Contact: Coast Guard Public Affairs
(310) 732-7352
Local Agencies Find Missing Diver

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A 40-year old male diver that had been missing near the south end of the Los Angeles Channel since yesterday, was found this morning near the wreck three miles off shore where he had been diving.

In a joint effort, local agencies started searching for the missing diver yesterday afternoon.

Involved in the search were assets from the Coast Guard, the LA County Sherrif's Department, Los Angeles Fire Department, LA Port Police, and LA Police.

Today, the Incident Command and agency assets were staged out of the Coast Guard base in San Pedro where the the divers body was also brought and delivered to the county coroner.

The Coast Guard had received a report yesterday, of a missing diver from the vessel "Salty V". The Coast Guard initially responded to the call with a helicopter from Air Station Los Angeles and a 25-foot Response Boat from Station Los Angeles-Long Beach. The Coast Guard was joined in the search by the other agencies and continued operations until dusk last night.

The cause of death and identification of the diver will be confirmed by the County Coroner.

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