Diver Pulled From Site of Andrea Doria Wreck Has Died

The Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria keels far over to starboard before sinking 225 feet to the bottom of the Atlantic 45 miles off Nantucket Island, Ma., July 26, 1956. The Andrea Doria was struck broadside by the Swedish-American liner Stockholm in heavy fog July 25 at 11:10 p.m.. (AP Photo/John Rooney)

BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard says an unresponsive diver pulled from the water near the wreck of the Andrea Doria off Nantucket has died.

Petty Officer Nicole Groll says the diver was operating off a commercial diving vessel on Monday afternoon.

An off-duty paramedic on board performed CPR for two hours as the vessel headed toward Montauk, New York.

A Coast Guard helicopter responded and communicated with crew members but did not take the diver off.

Groll says a medical professional on Tuesday confirmed to the Coast Guard that the diver died. She had no additional information.

As many as 16 divers have died over the years exploring the wreck of the Italian luxury liner. It sank in 1956 in about 240 feet of water 50 miles south of Nantucket.

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