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Coast Guard located missing diver in stable condition near Destin, Florida

Coast Guard located diver, MH-65 Dolphin Air Station New Orleans
Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrews.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles (archive).

NEW ORLEANS – Coast Guard located missing diver, who was last seen approximately 10 miles southeast of Destin, Florida, has been located in stable condition, Friday.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Mobile received a report at approximately 6 p.m. that Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission located the diver swimming to shore in stable condition.

Sector Watchstanders received a report at 1 p.m. of a missing diver who was last seen approximately 300 feet from the charter vessel, A-Salt Mission, at 12:40 p.m.

Coast Guard located diver, MH-60 Jayhawk Helicopter from Aviation Training Center Mobile
A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile hoists a rescue swimmer in a search and rescue demonstration.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Lehmann (archive).

Involved in the search were:

  • A 45-Foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Destin
  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans
  • The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Albacore
  • An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
  • Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office
  • Two good Samaritan vessels
Coast Guard located diver, US Coast Guard Cutter Albacore
The Coast Guard Cutter Albacore.
U.S. Coast Guard photo/PA3 Ann Marie Gorden (archive).

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