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Body of missing diver found off Santa Barbara County coastline

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The body of a missing diver was recovered off the Gaviota Coast Saturday.

Man disappeared off of the Gaviota Coast.

There's a tragic end to the search for a missing diver off the Santa Barbara County coastline.

Santa Barbara County firefighters say a lobster diver went into the ocean just south of Gaviota at around 3 a.m. Saturday. When the diver failed to surface, authorities were notified.

County firefighters and the Coast Guard launched a search. The diver's body was discovered, and recovered at around 8 a.m. The identity of the diver hasn't been released.