Deep-water drone finds body of missing diver off Long Beach coast

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A deep-dive drone has discovered the body of a diver who sank Saturday in 270 toes of water subsequent to an oil platform off Long Beach.

The body was discovered about 7:40 a.m. Sunday by a sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail deep-dive cadre utilizing an underwater remotely operated car, stated Deputy Joe Gordon of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

“The diver’s body was located and recovered in over 200 feet depth water near Oil Platform Elly,” Gordon stated. “He was pronounced dead at 7:50 a.m.”

The diver’s body was transported to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, he stated.

Two different divers had been injured within the accident, a Los Angeles County Fire Department dispatcher stated. One was launched, and the opposite was taken to the hyperbaric chamber at Two Harbors, on Catalina Island, for remedy.

The incident occurred close to Platform Elly, about 7 half miles off the coast of Long Beach, at about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, in keeping with the U.S. Coast Guard.

The diver went into an uncontrolled first rate in water about 270 toes deep. The company was notified by a crew member aboard a industrial dive vessel.

A search was mounted Saturday for the missing diver, but it surely was suspended at sundown, stated U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Mark Braney.

The deadly sufferer was described as a person in his mid-50s.

No title was launched, and it was not clear if the person was a leisure fanatic or a industrial diver.

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