Search suspended for missing Vandenberg airman

April 10, 2013

coastguardThe Coast Guard suspended its search for a Vandenberg airman who went missing Sunday while diving east of Key Biscayne in Florida. [CBS Miami]

Major Jeffrey Vincent, 39, is a reservist from the 9th Space Operations Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

During a planned leave, Vincent, went boating with friends. He jumped in the water without his fins to assist another diver, missed the safety line and was swept away by the current. After pulling anchor and failing to find him, his friends radioed for help.

The Coast Guard, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Aventura Police Department marine unit and the Miami-Dade Police Department underwater recovery unit, spent three days searching for Vincent.


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very sad indeed

Another sad story. Condolences to his family.