Man, 20, Dies Free Diving Off San Clemente Island

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Posted by on October 09, 2006 at 12:53:25:

In Reply to: Re: Diver Dies off San Clemente - ABC7 News posted by Tony on October 09, 2006 at 11:37:20:

(CBS) LOS ANGELES The body of a 20-year-old man who died Sunday while free diving off San Clemente Island, about 75 miles northwest of San Diego, arrived at Los Angeles Harbor Sunday night, authorities said.

A Los Angeles-based charter boat reported about 2:50 p.m. that a free diver had been missing for about 30 minutes, said Petty Officer 1st Class Anastasia Devlin of the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard launched a search boat, but before it arrived, the charter vessel's crew radioed to say they had found the man's body in the water and were recovering it, Devlin said.

The vessel carrying the recovered body arrived at the 22nd Street Pier about 8:30 p.m.

An emergency dive team and officials from the Los Angeles County coroner's office will try to determine the exact cause of death and whether it was an accident, officials said.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will investigate the case.

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