A recreational diver who went missing Sunday off the coast of Huntington Beach was found dead, according to authorities.
“LBFD resources assisted Coast Guard and other area agencies in the search for a missing … diver off of oil platform Elly,” the Long Beach Fire Department tweeted about 10 p.m.
Using a remote-operated vehicle, “the diver’s body was located and recovered,” the LBFD said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of the missing diver.”
The diver went missing near the Elly oil platform around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities said. The exact time and location where he was found were not immediately available.
The U.S. Coast Guard assisted local agencies including the LBFD, which responded to the area where the diver went missing.
Editor’s note: The LBFD originally said the diver was a commercial diver and was found with a fire boat’s sonar system. The department later provided corrected information that it was a recreational diver who was found using a remote-operated vehicle. The article has been updated with the corrected information.