August 28, 2014
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard says the body of a missing diver has been found in the waters off Santa Cruz Island.
The 50-year-old man was reported missing Friday afternoon from a 22-foot dive boat named the Coram Deo.
The National Park Service conducted a search along with officials from Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties. A Coast Guard helicopter also was used.
Several hours later snorkelers from the Coram Deo came upon the body on the north side of the island.
The Ventura County Star reports the diver's body was brought to the Coast Guard station at the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, where he was pronounced dead.
The newspaper says the name of the diver is being withheld until the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department can notify the next of kin.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.