Berkeley County officials to hold news conference about missing diver

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) —The Berkeley County Rescue Squad is working to find a missing diver in the Cooper River near the Cypress Gardens Boat Landing.

According to Chief Bill Salisbury of the Berkeley County Rescue Squad, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Natural Resources are helping. Officials say, the missing man was on a commercial dive trip with three other people. Visibility in the water was low and the current was swift. The dive started at 9 a.m. on Saturday, and that was the last time anyone saw him. Emergency officials were contacted at noon.

Search crews are using a helicopter, sonar technology, and divers to search for the missing man. The search stopped at sundown on Saturday and is expected to resume at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Salisbury tells Count on 2 the missing diver has experience of more than 70 past dives.

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