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For Immediate Release:
April 07, 2013

Media Contact:
Det. Alvaro Zabaleta

Topic: Missing Person
Case #: PD130407128348
Date & Time of Occurrence: 04/07/2013 at approx. 12:15 p.m.
Address of Occurrence: 3 1/2 miles off the coast of Key Biscayne
  Key Biscayne, Florida
Victim #1:
Victim Name: Not available at this time, (W/M)
Victim Age: 39

Missing Person/Diver

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 

 The Miami-Dade Police Department, Missing Persons Unit is investigating an incident involving a missing diver.  According to investigators, a group of friends were approximately 3 ½ miles off the coast of Key Biscayne on a diving trip.  The diver jumped into the water and missed the lifeline rope and the strong currents pulled him away from the boat.  As the boat Captain turned the boat around in attempts to rescue the diver, they lost sight of him.  The distress signal was transmitted over marine radio and multiple law enforcement agencies immediately responded to area to begin the search.  Due to low visibility, local and state law enforcement suspended their search. The U.S. Coast Guard will utilize their cutter, which is equipped with the proper resources to conduct a night search, to continue the search for the remainder of the night.

The search will resume at sunrise.  Information will be provided as it becomes available.


Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact CrimeStoppers
(305)471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477
Visit and select “Give a Tip”
Send a text message to 274637. Enter CSMD followed by the tip information and press send.

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