Broward Sheriffs Office

Diver's Body Found in Water Off Hillsboro Inlet

Officials are recovering a man's body that was found Wednesday in the waters off Hillsboro Inlet.

The man, who is in his 60's or 70's, was a part of a group of divers who went out early morning for the first full day of lobster mini-season, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

The group surfaced at around 9 a.m., but the man went back into the water alone and never came back.

As officials searched for the man in the waters, a  group of recreational divers spotted a body underwater and contacted emergency services, BSO said.

The BSO Marine Unit said it was in the process of recovering the body of a middle-aged man. His identity was not released.

BSO is handling the death investigation and the medical examiner is determining an official cause of death.

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