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Missing Dartmouth scuba diver found dead

A Nova Scotia scuba diver missing for more than an hour near Halifax was found dead Saturday.

Halifax Regional Search and Rescue said the 37-year-old man from Dartmouth was diving in Mill Cove near St. Margaret's Bay when he went missing.

The man was first noticed missing when his group of 10 divers returned to the shore, the called 9-1-1 as soon as they noticed.

Searchers started looking for the man using ground crews, the coast guard and a search and rescue aircraft.

RCMP Cpl. Scott MacRae said the coast guard found his body along the shoreline.

He said the investigation is ongoing and all factors will be taken into consideration.

"We will look at all elements of equipment, experience, possible medical conditions, did he go into distress," MacRae said.

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