itCG-diving tragedies in Florida Keys, shark warning, Guardian rescued

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  • After searching for over 24 hours, the Coast Guard suspended its search for a woman who went missing while diving Saturday in the Florida Keys. Family and friends that were with her reported that she surfaced due to loss of air but was pulled back down in the water by her weight belt. A dive team continued to search Sunday.
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  • Despite good Samaritans pulling a man from the water and given him CPR, paramedics pronounced the man dead following another diving incident off the Florida Keys this weekend. Coast Guard Station Islamorada responded to the call for help and transported the man to awaiting paramedics.
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  • Coast Guard and local authorities are warning swimmers of possible sharks near the beach off the northern coast of Oregon. According to aquarium personnel, the warm ocean water has moved closer to the shore, bringing in seals and porpoises, which attracts what are believed to be great white sharks.
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  • Coast Guard rescued one of its own yesterday after the Guardian became lost in the fog while hunting in southern Alaska. The Lieutenant had been missing for nearly two days when the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty saw him waiving his hands from shore.
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