“She is deceased and she is on board the Yukon underwater,” San Diego Lifeguard Lt. John Everhart said. ”Recovery will be tomorrow.”
Everhart identified the diver as a woman in her 20s.
San Diego Lifeguards and the Coast Guard had been searching for her with boats, a helicopter and a dive team.
Everhart said the woman’s body was found just before dark about 4:30 p.m.
Lifeguards received a call from a vessel offshore that a diver, who was a student in an advanced class with an instructor, had failed to surface at a designated time and was missing.
The Coast Guard was called in to assist about 2:30 p.m. and they dispatched a helicopter and boats to join in the rescue effort.
The Yukon is a former Canadian Naval vessel that was sunk off Mission Beach to create a popular dive reef.