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Coast Guard rescues 3 men lost while diving off Pensacola coast


ORLANDO, Florida — The Coast Guard says it rescued three men that had become separated from their boat while diving off the coast of Pensacola.

Officials say the rescue occurred Sunday morning about 13 miles from shore. Coast Guard Sector Mobile was notified Saturday night about three men in a 26-foot craft who were reported overdue from their fishing and diving trip.

A search aircraft and boats were dispatched, and located the men flashing lights at rescuers just after midnight. They were pulled from the water shortly afterward.

None of the men sustained injuries. They told rescuers they had become disoriented while diving earlier in the day, and lost sight of their anchored boat.

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