DOWNTOWN — Emergency personnel rescued a lost diver who went missing for several hours in the Santa Monica Bay Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The 32-year-old man was found around 5 p.m. at the surface conscious and breathing and was transported to a local hospital, officials said.

The Coast Guard, lifeguards, Harbor Guards and Santa Monica fire and police departments canvassed the ocean half a mile west of the Annenberg Community Beach House looking for the man.

It’s not clear exactly where he was found.

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