John Horvath, Police Chief
168 Main St.
Rockport, MA 01834
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Rockport Police Searching for Missing Diver
ROCKPORT — Lieutenant Mark Schmink reports that the Rockport Police Department is engaged in s a search for a missing diver at this time.
Crews responded to the area of Cathedral Rock near Cathedral Avenue and Green Street at 5:15 p.m. after a scuba diver came ashore reporting that his companion, an adult male, was missing.
A United States Coast Guard cutter is on scene along with the Rockport Harbormaster and Rockport Fire Department, and crews are engaged in an active search and rescue operation at this time. A Coast Guard helicopter is responding from Cape Cod and state and regional dive teams are responding to the scene.
The reporting party told authorities that he was diving with a friend about 150 yards off shore.
This is a breaking news update. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.