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U.S. Coast Guard Searches For Missing Diver In Florida Keys

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ISLAMORADA (CBSMiami/AP) - A man who went diving off the Florida Keys has gone missing, and now the United States Coast Guard is searching for the 32-year old.

According to officials, the man and his brother left aboard a 23-foot fishing boat from Islamorada at 7 a.m. Saturday. The two were supposed to return that same evening.

After the Coast Guard was notified of the overdue boat, search crews went out.

One diver was found clinging to a mooring ball about three miles off the coastline. The man told them that he and his brother went diving, but when the surfaced their boat had drifted.

The man stated that he stayed with the mooring ball while his brother swam after the boat. He said he soon lost sight of his brother.

The search is continuing approximately 15 miles off the coast of Islamorada.

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