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Diver who was rescued off Laguna Beach dies

Emergency personnel work at the scene in Laguna Beach, where a 40-year-old diver was found.

May 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A diver rescued off Laguna Beach has died.

The 40-year-old was found tangled in a kelp bed about 250 yards from Heisler Park. He was rushed to Mission Hospital, where he died.

Family members called police when he didn't return home from work on Thursday.

Officials say the diver finished work early and decided to go spear fishing. He was found with his spear and without an oxygen tank.

Investigators think he may have been free-diving, and are now trying to figure out what happened.