Search ends for missing diver off coast

BEAUFORT INLET, CARTERET COUNTY - The Coast Guard has ended its search for a diver who went missing off the Crystal Coast.

The 65-year-old diver was last seen early Friday afternoon, about 35 miles south of Beaufort Inlet.

Coast Guard boats and a helicopter searched for the man throughout the weekend.

A Coast Guard official said crews found no signs of the diver despite searching almost 900 square miles. As a result, the search was called off.

The identity of the missing 65-year-old diver has not been released.

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