The Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the U.S. Coast Guard continued to search Wednesday for a missing diver on the Vandenberg wreck off Key West.
Lost Reef Adventures dive instructor Thomas Aaron Faulkenberry, 44, of Stock Island, went missing after a 9:20 a.m. dive wearing black dive gear with black fins during a chartered dive.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team was utilizing its Remote-Operated Vehicle (ROV) in the search.
The ROV is often used to search at extreme depths. The ROV provides sonar imaging to the surface, which can greatly improve search efforts. The Sheriff’s Office acquired the technology in the last year.
Anyone with information should call 911 or notify the U.S. Coast Guard via Marine Channel 16.
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