Body found after diver goes missing near Vandenberg wreck off Key West

KEY WEST, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard has recovered the body of a 50-year-old woman from Rockport, Texas, who went missing Tuesday morning while diving the Vandenberg wreck off Key West.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Adam Linhardt confirmed that the body of Jordan Jay Fisher was found on the bottom of the seafloor near the wreck around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday by divers with the Sea Eagle Dive Boat.

Her remains were taken by the U.S. Coast Guard to Coast Guard Station Key West. Autopsy results are pending, but foul play is not suspected.

According to Linhardt, Fisher and her husband went out on a boat to the wreck Tuesday morning with two other people and a dive master.

Linhardt said the dive master signaled for everyone to surface, but members of the group lost sight of Fisher while returning to the guide/mooring line.

Linhardt said the dive master told authorities that he made several searches around the wreck until he was short on air.

Fisher was then reported missing just after 10 a.m.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School staff took part in the search for Fisher.


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