4 divers rescued by Coast Guard off Panama City

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PANANA CITY, Fla. (AP) - The Coast Guard has rescued four divers about 20 miles off Panama City.

The condition of the divers was not released Saturday.

A Coast Guard statement says it received a report that the divers had not returned on Friday. A helicopter crew spotted the four divers 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.

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