Search on for missing diver

A multi-agency search operation was under way Monday off Cayman’s North Wall for a diver who went missing.

The 911 Emergency Communications Centre received a call from a staff member of Divers Down at the Treasure Island Resort at 9.40am reporting that a diver had gone missing on a boat dive at Eagle Ray Path, North Wall, just outside the Main Channel.

A search operation commenced involving private dive boats, Department of Environment boats, Marine Unit craft Tornado and Defender as well as the Cayman Islands Helicopters aircraft.

The Marine Unit dive team has also carried out a search of the area.

The search has so far not turned up anything.

Police said the man was last seen at around 9.20am when the group was ascending at the end of a dive. He has not been seen since.

The man is described as wearing a short black wet suit with grey trim and a tank with a yellow top. All boats in the area are asked to look out for the diver and call 911 or the Port Authority if they spot anything. Officials will continue searching the area throughout the day.

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