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    Baywatch patrol finds body of missing Malaga Cove diver

    PALOS VERDES, California — Baywatch patrol out of Redondo Beach found the body of a man who disappeared while diving at Malaga Cove.

    The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office have not yet released the diving accident victim’s name but told CDNN the 52-year-old male diver was found at a depth of about four and a half meters (15 feet).

    Coast Guard patrol vessels and rescue helicopters searched an area spanning more than 72 square miles of ocean

    Los Angeles County Fire Department Baywatch in Redondo Beach and the Redondo Beach Harbor Patrol also assisted in the missing diver search.

    Sgt. Steve Barber of the Rancho Palos Verdes Police Department said darkness forced searchers to stand down on Saturday night but the search resumed at about 6:00 am on Sunday morning and Baywatch searchers found the missing diver at about 8:00 am.

    The fatal diving accident is under investigation and the cause of death has not yet been determined.

    1 Comment

    1. From the coroner’s office; “Mikhail Tkachev, 52, of Huntington Beach. He was a free diver.”
      It sounds as if he got tangled in kelp or undr a ledge. He was found near shore in fifteen feet. I hope he didn’t have a bag of speared bugs clipped off.

      Comment by Phil Garner — July 7, 2009 @ 9:19 am

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