Coast Guard, Local Partners Recover Missing Diver

Air Station Cape Cod crew involved in search...

BOSTON — Coast Guard and local authorities recovered a missing scuba diver Thursday off Rockport.

Crews from a Massachusetts State Police dive team recovered the 47-year-old man at approximately 8:45 a.m., about 25 yards from his original dive site.

“With the help of our partner agencies, we were able to quickly respond to the incident, which led to a thorough search effort and provided closure to the family,” said Cmdr. Marc Sennick, chief of response for Coast Guard Sector Boston. “We would like to emphasize to divers to always operate with a partner and make sure someone knows your dive plan.”

Crews searched for more than 20 hours and covered an area of 71 square nautical miles.

Search crews included:

Coast Guard Station Gloucester
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod
Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark
Massachusetts State Police Dive Team
Rockport Fire Department Dive Team
Rockport Harbormaster
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