No further information about the victim or the company he was working for will be released until next of kin have been notified, Dickinson said.
A 25-year-old commercial diver was working on an underwater environmental study when he failed to surface Monday afternoon.
A 25-year-old commercial diver died off the coast of Port Gamble on Monday evening, according the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Ken Dickinson said a 911 call came in around 5:30 p.m. after two of three divers working on what was reported to be an underwater environmental study surfaced but were unable to find their co-worker.
“They went to look for him, but couldn’t find him and called 911,” Dickinson said.
The sheriff’s office responded by boat, as did the Coast Guard, he said. Search-and-rescue divers found the man body around 9 p.m. in 20 feet of water about 60 yards offshore, he said.