A Coast Guard helicopter. Courtesy Department of Defense
A Coast Guard helicopter. Courtesy Department of Defense

A search involving the U.S. Coast Guard and L.A. County lifeguards was underway Sunday for a missing 45-year-old diver near the Hyperion Treatment Plant north of Manhattan Beach.

The Coast Guard was notified at 10 a.m. by a friend of the missing diver, identified as Jeff Holly, that he went missing three miles north of the pier, according to Petty Officer 1st Class Sondra Kay Kneen.

The Coast Guard then sent a helicopter from Point Mugu and small boat to the area to begin the search for Holly. He was last seen wearing a black diving suit, black fins and a black scuba tank.

L.A. County fire also sent at least one helicopter and lifeguards to join in the operation.

Kneen told City News Service around 4 p.m. that there has been no sign of Holly and the USCG would add a cutter to the search efforts.

–City News Service

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