Coast Guard Searching for Missing Scuba Diver off Catalina

Island Class Patrol Boat

LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Coast Guard says it is searching for a missing scuba diver off Catalina Island.

The Coast Guard said in a statement that it received a report from a 48-foot boat called the Sundiver Express that the female diver went missing at about noon Tuesday near Isthmus Cove.

A Coast Guard patrol boat, cutter and helicopter searched for the woman along with a helicopter and divers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The Coast Guard statement says the woman was an experienced diver who is about 45 years old.

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