Monroe County Sheriff’s Office rescues divers

Sheriff’s Office Sgt. James Hager rescued two divers who were drifting from their vessel at Molasses Reef south of Key Largo on Friday.

The Sheriff’s Office, along with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, were notified and responded to the distress call at approximately 4:37 p.m.

Sgt. Hager responded in a Sheriff’s Office vessel and was first on the scene, locating the men, ages 53 and 19, both of Davie, Florida, approximately ½ mile from their 28-foot private vessel.

The men were wearing dive gear and were in good health when Sgt. Hager found them and returned them to their vessel without further incident. They declined medical attention.

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