BREMERTON, Wash. -- An extensive search is underway for someone who may have gone underwater near Bremerton.
Members of the Navy dive team joined the Kitsap County Sheriff's Department and a volunteer dive team in the water near the Tracyton Boat Launch. The Coast Guard and a cadaver dog team is also expected to join the efforts.
Tuesday morning, the teams suited up to resume the search that started Monday night. Searchers were waiting for safer water conditions as rip tides prevented divers from going underwater.
Several witnesses reported seeing someone in the water near the Dyes inlet calling for help Monday evening.
"As the person was calling for help, he had surfaced and his head was above water," said Kitsap County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Wilson. "He was a wearing a neoprene type diving hood over his head, but he was flailing his arms and screaming for help and this was heard from several people also on shore."
As long as the tidal actions are favorable, search and rescue crews plan to continue efforts Tuesday. Kitsap Sheriff's deputies are looking for anyone who might know a swimmer or diver who may have been in the area around 7:00 Monday night.