Published: Apr 08, 2013 10:17 AM EDT

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - Miami-Dade police are searching for a diver who was reported missing during a diving trip off Key Biscayne.
Investigators say a group of friends left of a diving trip Sunday. They were about 3 ½ miles off Key Biscayne when a diver jumped into the water and missed the lifeline rope. Strong currents pulled him away from the boat.
Police say that as the boat captain turned the boat to rescue the diver, they lost sight of him.
A distress signal was transmitted over marine radio and multiple law enforcement agencies responded.
The diver had not been found by late Sunday.
No further details were immediately available.

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