Body of Diver Found in Gaviota

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By edhat staff

Rescue personnel found the body of a missing diver in Gaviota Saturday morning.

Santa Barbara County Firefighters and their water rescue team received a report of a missing lobster diver since 3:00 a.m. The water rescue team, Coast Guard, and Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit were searching the area off Highway 101 just south of Mariposa Reina. 

Around 8:00 a.m., the body of the diver was found and confirmed deceased, reports Captain Daniel Bertucelli of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.

This is a developing story.

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Harbor_Seal Dec 01, 2021 10:03 AM
Body of Diver Found in Gaviota

Word around town is this was NOT a diver! It was someone hoop-netting for lobsters from a kayak.

Very different, but still tragic.

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