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1st District Northeast Public Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

July 22, 2014


U.S. Coast Guard

Contact: 1st District Public Affairs

Email: D1publicaffairs@uscg.mil

Office: (617) 223-8515

Coast Guard searches for missing diver off of Marblehead, Massachusetts

BOSTON — Coast Guard is searching Tuesday for a missing 59-year-old diver off the coast of Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Watchstanders at the Sector Boston Command Center received notification at about 10:30 a.m. from the man's family stating he was overdue.

Station Gloucester launched a rescue crew aboard a 29-foot small boat and Air Station Cape Cod launched a search and rescue crew aboard a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter.

They, along with rescue crews from state and local agencies, are conducting search patterns in an area near Children' Island.

The Coast Guard in the Northeast performs an average of 2,500 search and rescue cases each year.

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