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Body of missing diver from Miami found

Pedro Fernandez last seen when he went free diving near Little Torch Key

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LITTLE TORCH KEY, Fla. – The body of a diver from Miami who was last seen Friday has been recovered by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

A dive team was out on the water early Saturday morning to look for Pedro Fernandez, 37, who disappeared while he went free diving with friends Friday near Little Torch Key.

Fernandez's body was found in about 71 feet of water around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. His body will be turned over to the medical examiner for an autopsy.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, along with the U.S. Coast Guard, helped with the search efforts.

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