Authorities said two scuba divers, a husband and wife, died while diving off the coast of Monterey County in California, it was reported.
The two died Friday afternoon at a very popular diving area at Whalers Cove at Point Lobos State Park near Carmel, which is around 90 miles south of San Francisco, reported KION-46 television.
“It’s well known worldwide,” Capt. Carlos Aguilera with Cal Fire told the station. “There’s lot of scuba divers that do launch from here.”
CPR was performed on both divers, but they were both pronounced dead after they were taken to the hospital, authorities told The Monterey County Herald.
“Even though this is a very beautiful place to be at, we want to be cautious,” added Aguilera, according to KION-46. “The tides, along with the weather patterns, can change and affect the tide pattern.”
When emergency crews were sent to Point Lobos at approximately 2:45 p.m., they found lifeguards attempting to revive one of the divers via CPR, a local official told AP. Firefighters and lifeguards then traveled via boat to locate a second diver floating near the shore.
“At that point, we got in a boat with State Parks lifeguards and located the second victim floating in the water about 50 feet from the rocks,” Aguilera told the Herald.
The identification of the divers was not released to the media. But divers on the scene who tried to revive the two divers said their daughter waited for her parents before seeing her mother’s body floating in the water, KION reported.
Cal Fire investigators told the station they frequently respond to accidents each year around Lobos Point.
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