Cozumel, Q.R. — A tourist diving off the southern end of the island of Cozumel remains missing. On Monday afternoon, personnel from the Naval Search, Rescue and Maritime Surveillance Station began to look for the missing diver after he failed to resurface.
He was part of a group of tourists who went on an escorted dive Monday at the Santa Rosa Reef. When he failed to resurface with the others around 3:00 p.m., authorities were called in.
Navy personnel began a search for the missing diver after being notified of his failure to resurface and the crew’s failure in locating him underwater. There is a possibility that the man was dragged by the strong sea currents. A search alert has been extended to local fishermen in Isla Mujeres, Playa del Carmen and Tulum.
Authorities have not identified the man, however, according to preliminary information, he is reported to be a North American tourist.