The search for a missing diver ended Monday afternoon when his body was found – about 14 hours after he disappeared off the coast of Catalina Island in the early hours of the morning.
Justin Hoang, 42, from Huntington Beach, was reported missing around 2:10 a.m. on the submersible Cee Ray.
Officials said Hoang was last seen in a black wetsuit and scuba gear.
UPDATE: The diver was recovered in waters about 60 feet deep #LASD SEB diver. investigation is ongoing. #LASD Air Rescue 5 joins LASD Ocean Rescue 2 and several LASD divers off the coast of Catalina in search of a missing diver. pic.twitter.com/reHReRjy46
— SEB (@SEBLASD) October 4, 2022
“We send our deepest condolences to the family, they remain in our thoughts and prayers at this exceptionally difficult time,” Coast Guard spokesman Capt. Ryan Manning said in a press release.
A Coast Guard spokesman had no information about the circumstances of Hoang’s disappearance Monday night.
https://www.ocregister.com/2022/10/03/huntington-beach-man-reported-missing-from-dive-boat-off-catalina-island/ Body of diver missing near Catalina Island in Huntington Beach is recovered – Orange County Register