Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Search Continues for Canadian Filmmaker Missing after Dive in Florida

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Search Continues for Canadian Filmmaker Missing after Dive in Florida

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Search continues for missing Canadian diver

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ISLAMADORA, Fla. - A search continues today for a Canadian filmmaker missing after a dive off the coast of Florida.

The U.S. Coast Guard says Rob Stewart was reported missing around 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, near Alligator Reef off the coast of the Florida Keys.

Coast Guard senior chief Nyx Cangemi says water and air crews have been searching for Stewart ever since.

He says volunteers have also joined the search, with 20 volunteer boats and 12 aircraft joining official search crews on Wednesday.

But Cangemi says so far, no sign of Stewart has been found.

Stewart's family has said the 37-year-old had returned to the surface with a partner after a deep dive when his boat crew lost sight of him.

Stewart's sister has said her brother's dive partner fell unconscious while getting onto a boat -- an incident that caused a commotion during which Stewart disappeared. …

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