Body of diver who vanished off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea found

A man who vanished at sea while participating in a The Lady Go Diver excursion to the SS Copenhagen shipwreck Saturday morning has been found. 

The man, identified Sunday as Antonio Almeida, 50, of Deerfield Beach, disappeared about a half-mile off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

His body was found about 3:20 p.m. Sunday.

The Broward Sheriff's Office said Almeida's body will be taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy.

The search team included boat crews from the U.S. Coast Guard station in Fort Lauderdale, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Broward Sheriff's Office and the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department.


A Coast Guard helicopter from the Miami air station also helped with the search.


Local 10 News Marcine Joseph contributed to this report. 

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