Two Teen Divers Drown Off Cannery Row

First reported diver death this year.

Two teenagers drowned Saturday while scuba diving in Monterey Bay.

The divers were reported missing after others in their group surfaced and returned to their charter boat, the Monterey Express.

“Nineteen divers went down, two were reported missing,” said Felix Colello, a division chief for the Monterey Fire Department.

They were reported missing about 12:25 p.m.

“The two gentlemen were found on the bottom of the ocean,” Colello said. “They were brought up in cardiac arrest. We did CPR all the way to the hospital.”

The teens, 16 and 17 years old from Carson City, Nev., were pronounced dead at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

Two Teen Divers Drown Off Cannery Row