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UPDATE: Diver found dead in Gaviota identified

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Posted at 8:41 AM, Nov 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-29 15:55:49-05

(UPDATE: Mon. 11/29) - Santa Barbara County Sheriff's office released the name of the person who died while diving over the weekend.

The coroner's office identified the male diver found near Mariposa Reina Saturday morning as Terry Gummerman, 54, of Santa Maria.

Deputies said Gummerman was lobster diving when they took the call of a water rescue early Saturday. Gummerman's body was found later that morning.
Original Story:

Santa Barbara County Firefighters responded to a water rescue Saturday morning.

Fire officials say they got the call at around 7 a.m. for a water rescue near Highway 101 just south of Mariposa Reina.

The diver had been lobster diving since 3 a.m., according to fire officials.

Approximately an hour into the search fire officials say the diver was found dead within the search area.

The name of the diver has not been released.