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Jul 10, 2011 12:24 PM by Chris Welty

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Diver in Gulf of Mexico

MOBILE, Ala. - The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing diver at approximately 3 p.m., Saturday.

Coast Guard crews searched more than 37 hours, covering approximately 1,700 square miles, in an effort to locate a male diver. The Coast Guard launched the search Friday after receiving a report that he had not resurfaced following a dive.

Crews from Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans, Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Coast Guard Cutter Cobia and Alabama Marine Resources were involved in the search.

The search is suspended pending further developments.

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