UPDATED: Missing diver off of Grayton Beach identified, search continues

Staff Writer
Northwest Florida Daily News
Northwest Florida Daily News

The search continues for a 34-year-old woman who went missing in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday morning.

Marie Kaas of Madison, Alabama, was traveling on a 26-foot catamaran with her family and entered the water in her dive gear, according to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office received a call at 11:16 a.m. when she did not resurface.

Rescuers from the WCSO Dive Team, U.S. Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife searched for her at a location about three miles south of Grayton Beach.

The Coast Guard is continuing the search as of Sunday night by boat and aircraft. Walton County Sheriff’s Office pulled their dive team from the water, according to WCSO.

We will update this story as we receive more information.