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

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

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Coast Guard along with partner agencies are searching 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 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.

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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