Scuba diver dies after accident off San Diego

Jun 23, 2014 10:57 AM

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities say a scuba diver died while exploring a sunken World War II naval ship off the coast of San Diego.

U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Henry Dunphy tells U-T San Diego that the 42-year-old diver became unconscious after an underwater emergency prompted him to return to the surface Sunday.

The San Diego resident was part of a group of a dozen divers exploring the remnants of the Hogan, a destroyer lying on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. A diving partner alerted authorities after taking the unconscious man to a charter boat.

The Coast Guard arrived at the area, about 12 miles off San Diego, and transported the victim to Naval Base Point Loma.

Officials have not released the diver's name or the cause of death.


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