Coast Guard searches Puget Sound for missing diver

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BLAKE ISLAND, Wash. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the Puget Sound for a missing scuba diver who went missing Saturday morning in the waters off Blake Island.

KOMO-TV says the diver is reported to be a 39-year-old local man.

Seattle fire officials say the man and three friends got together Saturday morning and donned their scuba gear to go spearfishing underwater about 150 yards off Blake Island.

Their plan was to surface at the end of the dive and rendezvous at a certain pre-arranged place and time. Three of the divers showed up, but the fourth did not.

As soon as the threesome realized their diving partner was missing, they called 911 and rescue boats were dispatched to the scene.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/