Man Dead After Diving Accident Off Beaufort Inlet

The U.S. Coast Guard says a man died after a diving accident out in the Atlantic Ocean this morning.

The Coast Guard got the rescue call around 9:40 a.m. some 29 miles southeast of the Beaufort Inlet.

They say a 60-year-old man was recovered from the bottom of a 120-foot dive off the Olympus and was not breathing. A crewmember immediately started CPR until the Coast Guard boat arrived. The man died later at Carteret General Hospital.

The Olympus is based in Morehead City and the man's death is being investigated.

The Coast Guard says this is the fourth diving accident in Eastern Carolina in the last two months.

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