The Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) have suspended the search for a missing diver at Dwejra Gozo due to deteriorating weather conditions in the area. The AFM Rescue Coordination Centre has been coordinating the search effort since being alerted about the case on Sunday at 1243 hrs by the Victoria Police Station. It is understood that the missing person had gone diving on Friday 1st March.

Search efforts were immediately launched by means of various AFM sea and air assets. The primary effort was focused on underwater searches and these were coordinated by the AFM EOD dive teams. The AFM were joined by divers from the Civil Protection Department and the volunteer Emergency Response and Rescue Corp diving team. A total of 11 dives were performed. However, despite all efforts, searches have not yielded positive results.

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