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Man Who Dies While Diving In Channel Islands Identified

Posted on Monday, February 4, 2013 12:55am

A diver who died on a trip to the Channel Islands is now being identified.

William Ooms was reported missing around noon Friday, while on a diving trip north of Santa Cruz Island.

The Coast Guard, along with searchers from Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties launched efforts to find the Santa Ynez Valley man.

His body was recovered around 4:15 Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.

There’s no word yet on the cause of death.

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