Body of Missing Deerfield Beach Diver Found After 2-Day Search

After two days of searching the coast off of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and Pompano Beach for a missing diver, BSO Marine Divers found the man's body Sunday afternoon.

The diver has been identified as Antonio Almeida, 60, of Deerfield Beach.

Almeida was among a group of Scuba divers and snorkelers who went out to a shallow reef aboard a commercial diver vessel Lady Go Diver, according to Arilton Pavan, who runs Dixie Divers, the boat's owner.

Pavan said the man was a local resident and an experienced diver who has made two or three previous trips with his company.

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