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February 19, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Rescuers searching for missing diver in West Seattle

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There is not points to locate on the map An experienced scuba diver in his 20s is missing and believed dead after taking a routine class Sunday morning off Seacrest Park in West Seattle.

The man, whose name was not released, was about 100 feet underwater with two other divers and an instructor when they became cold and decided to ascend, Seattle Fire officials say.

He shot up more quickly than the others, and when they arrived at the surface, they could not find him.

Rescue teams from the Seattle Police and Fire departments, as well as the Coast Guard, began searching just after 11 a.m., when the call came in.

Divers were still searching for him at 1 p.m., but have reclassified the search from a rescue to a recovery.

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