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Missing Long Beach diver's body found

A rare and endangered blue whale spouts near offshore oil rigs on July 16, 2008 near Long Beach, California.
A rare and endangered blue whale spouts near offshore oil rigs on July 16, 2008 near Long Beach, California.
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A diver was found dead Sunday morning after he went missing in Long Beach the day before and was the subject of an intensive, four-hour search.

The man, who was in his mid-50s, reportedly lost control while underwater, according to our media partner NBC4. His dive partner was airlifted to a hyperbaric chamber in Catalina for treatment.

The diver's body was recovered before 8 a.m. Sunday by a remotely operated underwater vehicle. It was found near the Elly oil rig along the coast of Long Beach at a depth of more than 200 feet, according to a Tweet from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Special Enforcement Bureau.

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The body has been transported to the L.A. County Coroner's office.

Saturday's search, which began around 12:30 p.m., covered almost 36 square nautical miles before it was called off. The man's name has not ben released.

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