Coast Guard finds body of missing diver off Rancho Palos Verdes

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (KABC) -- Search crews have found the body of a 40-year-old diver who was reported missing in the waters of Rancho Palos Verdes, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Coast Guard divers found his body around 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The search began after the man's 18-foot motorboat was found unattended and anchored around 9 p.m. Friday night, about 500 yards off Bluff Cove, officials stated in a press release.

The unidentified man was last reported free diving wearing a wet suit in the area. Friends reported him missing after he failed to check-in with them.

The Coast Guard said it deployed a 45-foot response boat and a helicopter crew as part of the search. The Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguards and the Redondo Beach Fire Department's Harbor Patrol assisted.
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