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Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing diver near Port Royal Sound

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing diver near Port Royal Sound. MH-65 Dolphin 100 years Coast Guard Aviation. MH-65 Dolphin Coast Guard Aviation Centenary.
Archive image: a specially-painted MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was flown to Coast Guard Air Station Savannah, Georgia, May 4, 2016, as part of a unit event highlighting the service’s 100 years of Coast Guard aviation. This helicopter is one of nine to display this particular paint scheme, reminiscent of many early Coast Guard helicopters.
U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Trent Meyers

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Coast Guard crews are search with a MH-65, the Cutter Pompano and Response Boat, along with partner agencies, for a missing diver in Port Royal Sound, Wednesday.

Coast Guard Sector Charleston​ command center​watchstanders received a request for helicopter assistance from Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office at 3:42 p.m. Tuesday,​ for a missing​ 49-year-old​ diver in a black scuba suit.

Watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast while an Air Facility Charleston MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and Station Tybee Island 45-foot Response Boat—Medium boat crew launched to assist. Once on scene, the MH-65 Dolphin crew dropped a self-locating datum marker buoy to aid in the search.

Coast Guard crews searched through the night and continue to search.

Coast Guard, partner agencies search for missing diver near Port Royal Sound. Coast Guard Cutter Pompano. Coast Guard Cutter Razorbill.
Archive image: Coast Guard Station Gulfport is the homeport of the Coast Guard cutter’s Razorbill and Pompano, which are 87-foot patrol boats. The boat docks, piers and building facilities of Station Gulfport were destroyed by a 26-foot wave during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and in May of 2009 all new building facilities were completed for the station.
U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer Jaclyn Young.

Involved in the search are:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Savannah
  • Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston
  • Coast Guard Station Tybee Island
  • Coast Guard Cutter Pompano
  • Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office
  • Beaufort County Marine Rescue Squadron
  • South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Coast Guard Sector Charleston Command Center at​ 843-740-7050.

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