MISSING DIVER IDENTIFIED; U.S. COAST GUARD CONTINUES SEARCH

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A silhouette of a diver from the bottom of the ocean looking up to the surface.

July 19, 2020

WALTON COUNTY, Fla— The search continues for a 34-year-old woman who went missing in the Gulf Sunday morning.

Walton County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call shortly before noon regarding a diver who had not resurfaced approximately three miles due south of Grayton Beach.

The family had been offshore on a 26-foot Catamaran when the woman, identified as Marie Kaas of Madison, Alabama, entered the water in her dive gear.

Florida Fish and Wildlife, South Walton Fire District, and the U.S. Coast Guard all responded to aid in the search.

At this time, the Coast Guard is continuing the search by boat and aircraft. Walton County Sheriff’s Office has pulled our dive team from the water.

More information will be released once it’s available.

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