Coast Guard suspends search of 67-year-old diver who vanished off Hollywood Beach

U.S. Coast Guard searching for 67-year-old Howard Sal. (United States Coast Guard/ USCG Southeast)

HOLLYWOOD BEACH, Fla. – The U.S. Coast Guard Coast Guard has suspended its search for a diver who was reported missing in waters off Hollywood Beach on Friday morning.

The diver was identified as 67-year-old Howard Sal, who was last seen wearing a black wetsuit and using a white paddleboard.

The search remains ongoing.

According to Hollywood Beach Police Department, authorities received a call just before 11:30 a.m., in reference to a body that washed ashore near Johnson Street and the beach.

Detectives have not yet identified the victim.

Anyone with more information is urged to call the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Miami at 305-535-4472.

About the Author:

Ryan Mackey is a Digital Journalist at WPLG. He was born in Long Island, New York, and has lived in Sunrise, Florida since 1994.