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Scuba diver dies after being recovered from water in Laguna Beach

A scuba diver died after they went missing in Laguna Beach on Saturday.
A scuba diver died after they went missing offshore near Shaw’s Cove Beach in Laguna Beach on Saturday.
(Daily Pilot Staff)
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A scuba diver died after going missing off the coast in Laguna Beach Saturday afternoon.

Emergency personnel responded to Shaw’s Cove Beach at 12:32 p.m. A helicopter was deployed to the area as part of the search and rescue efforts, according to a notice put out by the city.

Lifeguards located the scuba diver about 100 yards from the shoreline about an hour after the search began. He was taken to Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Orange County Coroner’s officials identified him as Leon Noel Boyer, 46, of Santa Monica.

Staff writer Eric Licas contributed to this report.

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