Missing divers body recovered off Destin coast

Northwest Florida

DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG) — UPDATE (2:30 pm) — The Coast Guard confirms the body of the missing free diver was found Thursday afternoon off the Destin coast.

At this time the age and identity of the man have not been released.

ORIGINAL STORY — The Coast Guard is searching for a missing diver off the coast of Destin.

The diver was reported missing at 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday after he did not resurface following a free dive three miles off the coast of Destin.

Coast Guard crews and Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for the missing diver from the air and water dispatching an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from New Orleans, an HC-144 Ocean Sentry from the Aviation Training Center in Mobile, and a 45-foot response boat from Destin.

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