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POLICE: NC Man Goes Missing During Dive

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) - Rescuers in the Cayman Islands are searching for a North Carolina man who has gone missing during a diving excursion off a popular beach.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service says 57-year-old David Byles of Pinehurst, North Carolina, was last seen Sunday morning during an organized dive at Barracuda Wall off Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach.

Police said Monday that Byles had surfaced with his wife and they were swimming the roughly 100 yards (90 meters) back to the boat when he vanished from view. An immediate search of the area by the boat's crew failed to find him.

Since then, police divers and various other personnel have conducted marine and air searches. Private boats are helping. But no sign of the North Carolina man has been found.


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