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Coast Guard rescues diver 7 nautical miles off Lake Worth Inlet

Posted at 8:53 PM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 00:46:02-04

LAKE WORTH INLET, Fla. -- The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a missing diver 7 nautical miles north of the Lake Worth Inlet Tuesday evening.

The 28-year-old male diver was reported missing at 6 p.m. after failing to return from a dive.

The Coast Guard launched a search effort and the diver was spotted by a helicopter at 7:30 p.m.

The diver was transported back to a boat by rescue crews and did not require medical assistance, according to the USCG.