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Coast Guard searching for missing diver off Marquesas Key

Coast Guard crews were searching the waters off Marquesas Key Wednesday for a missing diver.
Coast Guard crews were searching the waters off Marquesas Key Wednesday for a missing diver. MIAMI HERALD File Photo

Coast Guard crews were searching the waters off the Marquesas Keys Wednesday for a 46-year-old man who never returned from a dive.

According to the Coast Guard, a friend reported the man missing at about noon Wednesday.

The man, who was last seen wearing a camouflage wetsuit, was about nine miles southwest of the Marquesas Keys, about 20 miles west of Key West.

The man's dive buoy and spear gun were found in the water.

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 helicopter crew, an Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry and a Station Key West 33-foot boat crew were out looking for the diver.

Carli Teproff: 305-376-3587, @CTeproff

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