Rescue Crews Recover Body of Missing Diver in Marblehead

A US Coast Guard boat assisted with the search on Tuesday.
A US Coast Guard boat assisted with the search on Tuesday. –Massachusetts State Police

Rescue crews that were searching for a scuba diver near Children’s Island in Marblehead found the diver’s lifeless body on Tuesday afternoon, according to a police report.

Massachusetts State Police told WCVB that the body of a 59-year-old man who was reported missing by his family was found two miles off of Marblehead Harbor in waters estimated to be between 50 and 60 feet deep.

The man, whose name has not yet been made public, was from Westfield, reported The Boston Globe.

He was described by the US Coast Guard as being “overdue’’ Tuesday morning, which prompted the four-and-a-half hour search. The diver’s boat was anchored nearby, reported The Salem News.


The searchers, including a helicopter and a boat and rescue crew, were reportedly looking for the missing diver behind Children’s Island near Satan’s Rock.

The Marblehead Police Department posted on its Facebook page that “Salem Harbormasters, Beverly Fire Department Dive Rescue, USCG and the MA Environmental Police are all responding to the area’’ and emergency personnel are situated at State Street Landing in Marblehead.

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