Body of missing diver found off Rockport

The search had changed from a rescue to a recovery effort Thursday morning.

The body of a diver was found Thursday morning after he was reported missing just after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The deceased was tentatively identified as a 47-year-old Philadelphia man, but police were holding off on releasing his full identity pending a “positive identification” and telling his family.

A search for the man began after the diver’s partner told authorities that he couldn’t find him. The search took place in the area of Cathedral Rock off of Cathedral Avenue and Green Street.

The pair had reportedly been scuba diving roughly 150 yards off shore.