In Rockport, authorities search for missing diver

Crews are searching for a scuba diver reported missing off the coast of Rockport Wednesday afternoon.

A friend of the diver’s told police they were diving about 150 yards offshore when he went missing.

A US Coast Guard cutter and helicopter are assisting with the search, along with state and regional dive teams.

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