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Coast Guard searching for missing diver near Anclote Key

The U.S. Coast Guard is currently searching by air and sea for the diver.
Credit: 10 Tampa Bay

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — A search is underway for a missing diver last seen seven miles offshore of Anclote Key in Pasco County.

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a surface and air search for the missing diver with the Florida Fish and Wildfire Conservation Commission. 

As of 9:52 p.m., the U.S. Coast Guard says crews are still actively searching for the diver and that no further information was able to be shared.

Boaters in the area are asked to contact the Coast Guard on marine radio channel 16 or at 727-824-7534 with any information. 

The Pasco County Sheriff's Office was called to assist, but weather conditions were too significant for their units to continue. The sheriff's office is still asking boaters to call 9-1-1 with any information. 

No other information regarding the diver was immediately available. 

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