December 22, 2014
SALT POINT STATE PARK, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say an abalone diver who disappeared off the coast of Sonoma County is presumed dead.
Sonoma County sheriff's Sgt. Ed Hoener tells The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that search crews believe the unidentified diver is still underwater, and are treating the operation as a recovery, not a rescue.
The diver was last seen Monday at Fisk Mill Cove in Salt Point State Park, a popular spot for abalone diving.
The man's wife, who was watching from shore, called for help at about 5 p.m. after he didn't surface.
Searches Monday and Tuesday were fruitless and low fog grounded an aerial search.
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