Missing diver's body found Tuesday near Frying Pan Shoals

Updated: Jun. 26, 2018 at 6:18 PM EDT
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SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA (WECT) - The body of a diver reported missing on Monday was found Tuesday near Frying Pan Shoals off the southeastern NC coast, according to the Coast Guard.

Petty Officer Hodges said dive team members on the boat Jetlag contacted the Coast Guard on Monday about a male diver who did not resurface. Hodges said a member of the Jetlag crew found the body Tuesday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.

Oak Island and Wrightsville Beach Coast Guard crews, the Coast Guard Cutter Richard Snyder and Elizabeth City air search teams assisted in the search.

The deceased diver's identity has not been released.

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