Man dies from diving accident off San Carlos Beach
A man thought to be in his early 50s drowned Saturday morning while diving with a friend off San Carlos Beach in Monterey, authorities said.
The U.S. Coast Guard responded with a 47-foot motor lifeboat, joining boats from Monterey Fire and the Monterey Harbormaster about 11 a.m. after the man’s diving partner reported him missing.
The victim, whose name has not been released, was located about 30 minutes later, pulled from the water and rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
At least three other divers have died in local waters this year.
Kristina Gomez-Weese, 43, of San Jose died April 18 after she was brought ashore unconscious the day before off Pacific Grove. She was found by her two diving partners in 70 feet of water between Lovers Point and Point Pinos.
Stephen Anderson, 16, and Keegan Aiazzi, 17, died April 9 during a scuba dive off Cannery Row. The Carson City, Nev., high school students were among a group of divers who went into the water from a commercial dive boat about a quarter mile from shore. When they failed to surface, rescue divers found them on the ocean floor about 70 feet down.