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Search Continues for Missing Diver

Coast Guard rescue crews continue searching Thursday for a diver missingsince Wednesday in waters near Buck Island Reef.

According to Ricardo Castrodad, public information officer for the Coast Guard, the missing diver reportedly is a Virgin Islands Police Officer who went scuba diving Wednesday morning with two other persons aboard a recreational vessel. The operator of the vessel reportedly was able to only locate and recover one of the two divers who had gone into the water.

Coast Guard Search and Rescue Coordinators at Sector San Juan received a call from a 911 emergency operator at 8:14 a.m. Wednesday, who reported the incident. Rescue crews aboard Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopters and the Coast Guard Cutter Reef Shark searched unti after dark Wednesday, alogside Virgin Islands Police and Department of Natural Resources personnel and private boaters.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the missing diver in Saint Croix are requested to contact the Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center at 787-289-2041.

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