San Diego Coast Guard Crew Aids in Recovery of Diver Found Near Catalina Island

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A diver who was found dead after being reported missing near Santa Catalina Island was identified Saturday.

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office named Justin Hoang, 42, as the deceased.

“The vessel Cee Ray contacted Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach operators using VHF Channel 16 at 2:10 a.m. (Monday) to report a missing person,” he said. US Coast Guard he said in his voice.

The rescue effort included the Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, the Air Station San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopters, the Station Los Angeles-Long Beach 29-foot response boat crew, and the Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal.

Authorities later announced that Hoang was pronounced dead and recovered several hours later, around 4 p.m.

US Army Commander Ryan Manning said: “We offer our deepest condolences to the family as they remain in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

City News Service

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