Coast Guard Searching for Missing ETX Chiropractor

Coast Guard Searching for Missing ETX Chiropractor

WEST END, BAHAMAS (KYTX) -- The U.S. Coast Guard Monday night was searching for a Longview chiropractor missing since Sunday. 

Those with the U.S. Coast Guard District 7 Command Center in Miami tell CBS19, Dr. John Petty went missing on a dive about 20 nautical miles away from the town of West End in the Bahamas. They say he was diving with 8 other people and they surfaced but he did not. 

A Coast Guard ship was scheduled to remain in the search area Monday night. A helicopter and plane which were helping in the search since Sunday stopped for the night. They were set to resume Tuesday morning.

According to the website for Petty's chiropractic office, Dr. Petty enjoys underwater nature photography while scuba diving. Petty is a Gilmer native.


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