EASTERN CAROLINA - As of Saturday morning, the Coast Guard continues to search for a 65-year-old diver who went missing off the Crystal Coast Friday.
A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Elizabeth City went up at 6 a.m. Saturday to help with the search, according to Petty Officers.
Petty Officers said a motor life boat from Fort Macon is also aiding in Saturday's search.
The crew on the dive boat Glen Ellen called the Coast Guard at about 1:15 p.m. Friday, reporting that the diver was separated from his partner about 35 miles south of Beaufort Inlet, and was missing for more than an hour.
Friday, Coast Guard officials said they sent Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island to the scene. In addition, five local divers and emergency medical personnel aboard a 47-foot boat were on their way to search for the missing diver.
A MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Elizabeth City was also launched during Friday's search, the Coast Guard said.
The identity of the missing 65-year-old diver has not been released.