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Diver dies after going missing near California oil platform

Diver (FILE)
Posted at 10:07 AM, Jan 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-17 13:07:54-05

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a commercial diver who went missing in the ocean near an oil platform off Southern California has been found dead.

The Coast Guard says the search began Sunday morning in the area surrounding the oil processing facility known as platform Elly, off Huntington Beach.

Sonar equipment on a Long Beach Fire Department vessel located the missing person’s body around 3 p.m. The diver’s identity has been withheld pending the notification of relatives.