PANAMA CITY, Fla A Coast Guard statement says it received a report that the Panama City divers had not returned on Friday.
A helicopter crew spotted the four local divers in the Gulf around 2:00 AM Saturday holding up flashlights in the water. The aircrew hoisted the four people and brought them to awaiting emergency personnel at Tyndall Air Force Base for medical evaluation.
Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Adams says the actions of the divers to have a plan, the right equipment and stay together may have saved their lives.