“Scuba divers die” became a top trending topic on several major search engines today after ABC News reported this Saturday, Feb. 23, that two scuba divers were found dead on the coast of California’s Monterey County shoreline, said officials.
Emergency teams on Friday found lifeguards performing CPR on one of the two divers on shore, while the second diver was found floating in the water nearby. Lifeguards quickly went by boat to retrieve the second scuba diver.
"At that point, we got in a boat with State Parks lifeguards and located the second victim floating in the water about 50 feet from the rocks," reported Carlos Aguilera of the Carmel Highlands Fire Department.
Sources add that CPR was similarly performed on the floating individual, but unfortunately the “scuba divers die” topic came as a result of both divers being pronounced dead by the time they were taken to a local hospital, police confirmed.
The only information that has been released so far is that one of the divers was male, while the other was female. The names of the two victims, as well as the cause of death and extra details, are not yet known. While no evidence has been found that would point to the divers’ deaths as anything but an accident so far, authorities are still looking into the incident.
The diving reserve where the two scuba divers died is a popular area for the recreational activity, located only four miles south of Carmel and 90 miles south of San Francisco.