Ryan Proulx: Search called off for US free diver last seen near Bahamas barge wreck

A search for a US freediver last seen in the Bahamas near the Bimini Barge wreck has been called off

The US Coast Guard and Royal Bahamas Defense Force ended their search on Sunday after former East Hartford officer Ryan Proulx, 31, was last sighted on Friday, the Coast Guard said.

Mr. Proulx went missing about 1.5 miles west of Bimini Inlet, east of Miami, Florida.

Planes searched more than 673 square miles before the search ended Sunday afternoon.

said Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. MattSpado on twitter: “We offer our deepest condolences to the Proulx family. The decision to suspend active search efforts pending further development is never one to be taken lightly.”

Mr. Proulx arrived in the Bahamas from Palm Beach, Fla. last Thursday, his friend Steve Dieffenbacher said WBPF.

There is more to come…

Russell Falcon

Russell Falcon is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Russell Falcon joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing russellfalcon@ustimespost.com.

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