John Horvath, Police Chief
168 Main St.
Rockport, MA 01834
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Rockport Police Report Search Crews Have Located Body of Missing Diver
ROCKPORT — Lieutenant Mark Schmink and the Rockport Police Department report that the body of a missing diver was recovered Thursday morning.
The victim has been tentatively identified as a 47-year-old man from Philadelphia. His name is not being released at this time, pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.
Crews responded to the area of Cathedral Rock near Cathedral Avenue and Green Street at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday after a scuba diver came ashore reporting that his companion, an adult male, was missing. The search was conducted by Rockport Police, Rockport Fire, the U.S. Coast Guard, and State Police using boats, divers, and aircraft.
This morning, Lt. Schmink reported that the operation had transitioned from a search and rescue operation to a recovery operation, and the diver’s body was located at approximately 8:30 a.m.