Update: Coast Guard searches for missing diver near Alligator Reef

February 1, 2017

MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching Tuesday for a diver who was reported missing near Alligator Reef. 

Missing is Rob Stewart, 37, from Toronto, Canada.

At 5:13 p.m., watch standers with the Sector Key West Command Center received a report of a missing diver near Alligator Reef from a crew member aboard the vessel Pisces. Coast Guard watch standers issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast, launched a Station Islamorada 33-foot Law Enforcement Special Purpose Craft boat crew, launched an Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew and diverted the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Charles Sexton.

Assisting with the search are members from the Navy, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

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