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No sign of missing diver, search resumes Monday

| 19/01/2014 | 13 Comments

(CNS) Updated: An air and sea search currently underway for a missing diver has so far proved unsuccessful and police from the Marine Unit said divers and local vessels will be welcome to assist when the search resumes Monday morning at 7am. The RCIPS Marine Unit, its air support as well as uniform officers and a number of local dive vessels began searching for the diver, who is visiting from the USA, following a report on Sunday morning that he had gone missing off Seven Mile Beach in the heart of Cayman’s tourist district. The man, who was taking part in an offshore dive, had surfaced with his buddy but did not make it back to the boat.

At around 10:20 this morning 911 received a call from the local dive company that the 57-year-old man visiting from the United States was missing. The boat captain and crew started the search when he failed to make it back but with no sign they reported the matter to the authorities.

A search and rescue effort was launched involving Marine Unit, the police helicopter, dive vessels and officers on shore but so far the diver remains missing.

Sergeant Richard Scott of the Marine Unit said efforts will continue at 7:00 am tomorrow ifthey are not successful this afternoon. Anyone who can assist with vessels or diving can contact him at 949-7710 or 325-8092 tomorrow morning if they wish to assist in the coordinated search.


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