Bodies of 2 divers recovered in Rockport

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The two men were diving in the area of Front Beach.

The bodies of two divers were recovered Wednesday in Rockport, according to authorities.

Rockport police found the first diver, a man, deceased at Front Beach earlier in the day, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement. When investigators learned that two individuals had been diving in the area Wednesday morning, a search began for the second diver. 

The body of the second diver, a 70-year-old man in full diving gear, was later recovered.  

Rockport police, Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Environmental Police, Coast Guard, and Research Vessel Ocean Reporter participated in the search.