Mendocino County authorities say an abalone diver who went missing off the coast of Fort Bragg is presumed dead.
Capt. Kurt Smallcomb of the Mendocino County Sheriff’s office said Tuesday that crews are continuing their search for the body of 37-year-old William Kim of Los Angeles.READ MORE: Three People Injured In Multi-Vehicle Crash In Orange
Sheriff’s officials say Kim and another diver were diving for abalone in an area of Mitchell Creek when they got caught in breaking surf Tuesday afternoon.READ MORE: Toronto tops Ducks, 5-1; Campbell Saves 39 Of 40 Shots On Goal
Authorities say the other diver was rescued by boat about three miles south of Fort Bragg, but Kim was not found. A portion of Kim’s dive tube washed up on Pine Beach a short time later.
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