Coast Guard: Crew recovers missing diver
At about 3 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard reported that its 45-foot Response Boat crew recovered the missing diver.
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a missing diver 18 miles west of Sanibel.
At 10:50 a.m. today, Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg Command Center watchstanders received a report from an 18-foot recreational vessel, stating a 52-year-old male diver never resurfaced.
A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Hercules and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew were dispatched along with a 45-foot Response Boat Medium crew from Station Fort Myers Beach.
Also searching are Lee County Sheriff’s Office marine unit, Cape Coral Fire Rescue and Estero marine dive team.