LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.—A scuba diver reported missing off Shaw’s Cove Beach in Laguna Beach March 25 was located in the ocean and rushed to a hospital, where he died.
Lifeguards were dispatched at 12:32 p.m. to the beach to search for the 46-year-old man, Marine Safety Captain Kai Bond said. They located him about 100 yards offshore after an extensive search.
“Lifeguards rescued the victim at 1:33 p.m. and provided lifesaving measures with paramedics from the Laguna Beach Fire Department,” Bond said. “The victim was transported to Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach and pronounced deceased at the hospital at approximately 2:30 p.m.”
The diver’s name was withheld until relatives could be notified, he said.