ST. PETERSBURG — The Coast Guard suspended its search a missing diver 28 miles west of Anna Maria Island.
The Coast Guard received a call at 9:48 a.m. Saturday about 35-year-old Ron Wunderlich of Sarasota, who was free-diving at about 115 feet and had not returned to the surface. He did not have an emergency breathing apparatus.
The Coast Guard dispatched a boat and helicopter to search. Divers from the Sarasota Police Department and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also assisted in the search.
Authorities said the diver was wearing a weighted belt and shorts. The Coast Guard said on Saturday night it was suspending the search pending further developments.