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Coast Guard searching for diver missing off Cape Fear

Posted August 25, 2016

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— The Coast Guard was searching Thursday night for a diver who disappeared 30 miles southeast of Cape Fear.

Authorities said the 48-year-old man reportedly experienced equipment failure just before 11 a.m. and did not resurface.

Several boats and a helicopter crew were dispatched to assist with the search.


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  • Jim Frei Aug 26, 2016
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    At this time equipment failure is conjecture since his equipment has not been recovered. The diver surfaced, was semi-conscious with eyes open, but could not move his limbs. Another diver attempted to support the victim until the dive boat could retrieve them, but the diver could not hold up the victim long enough for a rescue; the victim, with no positive bouyancy, sank toward the bottom. The accident happened on or near the Frying Pan Shoals.

  • John Smith Aug 26, 2016
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    No dive buddy???