A search was underway Monday for a diver reported missing near Santa Catalina Island, southwest of Los Angeles, authorities said.
“The dive vessel Cee Ray contacted Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach watchstanders using VHF Channel 16 at 2:10 a.m. (Monday) to report a missing diver,” the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement.
“Watchstanders launched an Air Station San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, Air Station San Francisco Forward Operating Base MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew, Station Los Angeles-Long Beach 29-foot response boat crew, and the Coast Guard Cutter Narwhal,” the statement said.
In a Twitter post shared Monday afternoon, the Coast Guard updated that the diver is reported to be 42-year-old Justin Hoang from Huntington Beach.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Coast Guard at 310-521-3801.
City News Service contributed to this article.