Scuba diver's body found floating off La Jolla Shores

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Posted by on July 26, 2007 at 07:54:24:

In Reply to: Diver Found Floating Off La Jolla Shores posted by on July 26, 2007 at 02:42:14:

7:04 a.m. July 26, 2007

SAN DIEGO: A scuba diver was found floating dead at the surface of the ocean about 150 yards off La Jolla Shores beach yesterday afternoon, the San Diego Lifeguard Service said.

The man, who was estimated to be in his 40s, had no air in his tank, said Lt. Greg Buchanan.

Lifeguards working in the area noticed him as the same man who a couple of hours earlier had told them he was new to the area and wanted to go diving, Buchanan said.

About 5:15 p.m., a kayaker noticed the man floating and not moving in the water and waved his paddle to alert lifeguards.

A lifeguard on a personal watercraft reached the man, who had no pulse. Efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

Officials had not immediately identified the man, Buchanan said.

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