NEPTUNE, N.J. — A woman who lost consciousness while diving Saturday from a boat off the central New Jersey coast has died.

It was not immediately clear how the 30-year-old diver injured herself, and a cause of death was not disclosed.

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The woman, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead shortly after she arrived at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. She had been flown there by a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City.

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A crew member aboard the Gypsy Blood, a 122-foot dive boat based in Brielle, had called the Coast Guard around 11:20 a.m. to report that the woman had not resurfaced and had been missing for about 35 minutes.
A dive master aboard the boat soon found the woman under water.

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