Rob Stewart Goes Missing Diving in the Florida Keys: UPDATED

Our friend Rob StewartRobbie Stewart has gone missing off the coast of Islamorada Florida. He left in a dive boat from Caloosa Cove, dove at the Queen of Nassau Wreck Coordinates: 24.9243° ; -80.6278° and was last seen at the surface of the water at 5pm January 31st. Authorities are doing all they can to search but we need anyone with access to a boat / dive gear to help search. 

*Needed two boat operators with experience for this night in florida keys!!!!*

Contact Regi / Alexandra

Whatsapp: +34 691 559 656 

Skype name: Regi Sunday Nakawe

Or email regisunday@gmail.com or alexandrastewart@gmail.com

Sharkwater director Rob Stewart missing after Florida dive

URGENT: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TODAY (FRIDAY) BEFORE 6:30 PM
IF YOU WANT TO GET ON A BOAT, GO TO POSTCARD INN MARINA AND CALL SHELBY AT 786-393-2677
o 84001 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036 +1 305-664-2321

IF YOU WANT TO WALK, PLEASE WALK THE SHORELINE HERE:
o The main search area is Lower Matecumbe, Long Cay and the southern half of Upper Matecumbe.
o The whole search area is Tabernier to Marathon.

IF YOU HAVE A BOAT AND ARE AN EXPERIENCED CAPTAIN AND WANT TO SEARCH,
COME TO THE SEARCH AREA AND CALL SHELBY AT 786-393-2677
o Corner Point #1: 24-21.344N 080-53.619W
o Corner Point #2: 24-36.609N 081-04.121W
o Corner Point #3: 25-06.656N 080-11.181W
o Corner Point #4: 24-51.391N 080-00.679W


flippers Rebreather

WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR:
– Full length black scuba suit
– 2 White carbon fiber small air tanks alongside his torso
– Green and red reef camo fins
– Black mask
– Black rebreather (like a padded vest) with steel grey frame: this means he’s not wearing a traditional silver oxygen tank

Tomorrow daylight search will continue. Volunteers still desperately needed. The Coast Guard needs help. Rob needs your help.

Donations for the Search & Rescue Efforts
Any assistance is appreciated – please visit the GoFundMe Campaign to donate. Please donate & share.


Update Feb 2 2017:
Air support with any sort of night gear/capabilities desperately needed to assist with search tonight. Contact Will Allen if available NOW – 1.514.241.1234


Canadian filmmaker Rob Stewart, 37, has gone missing during a dive off the coast of Florida. The Coast Guard received a call at 5:13 p.m. from the boat Pisces, to say that Stewart had gone missing near Islamorada in the Florida Keys, according to Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer Eric Woodall.

The Coast Guard reported early this morning that the U.S. Navy, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office were all searching in the search.

Coast Guard Senior Chief Nyx Cangemi says crews have not stopped looking since they were called yesterday afternoon. “As long as there’s a chance of survival, we’re going to search,” Cangemi said in an interview. “We remain hopeful that we’ll be able to find him alive.”

Jeremy Weaver, senior chief of the U.S. Coast Guard, told CBC Toronto Stewart was “diving on a wreck off of Islamorada” with three other divers when he went missing, but the three are safe.

He added that Stewart “resurfaced at the end of the dive, and as the boat was turning around to pick him up, he went back under — and was not seen again.”

Stewart’s sister, Alexandra Stewart, told CBC Toronto this morning: “We’re in the critical window of daylight right after he’s gone missing where, if we’re going to find him on the surface — where we’d like to find him — it’s going to be today.”

 

Dustin Titus

About Dustin Titus

Managing Director and Conservation Enthusiast. Dustin manages United Conservationists by night and and builds Fin Free by Day.

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