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Missing Diver Search Suspended off Central Coast

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A search for the diver involving Coast Guard and U.S. Navy helicopter crews covered 147 square miles. (Shutterstock)
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Authorities have suspended a search for a 27-year-old diver who disappeared in rough waters off the central coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The missing person was part of a group of four divers who got caught in a rip current at Fanshell Beach near Monterey on Saturday.

Three of the divers were able to swim to shore but the fourth person was unable to get out of the water, the statement said.

A search involving Coast Guard and U.S. Navy helicopter crews covered 147 square miles with no sign of the diver and was suspended Sunday afternoon pending any further information, the Coast Guard said in a statement.

Winds in the area hit 34 mph and waves topped eight feet on Sunday, the Coast Guard said.

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