1 diver rescued, another dies off Southern California
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — One diver was rescued and another died in a weekend accident in the ocean off Southern California.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says a rescue helicopter hoisted a diver in distress from a county lifeguard boat nine miles off Long Beach near oil Platform Elly on Saturday.
The department dive team used a remotely operated submersible to locate the body of a second diver Sunday morning near Platform Elly.
The body was recovered in more than 200 feet of water and was taken to the county coroner’s office.
There’s no further information on the rescued diver’s condition.