Authorities identify diver who died after being found unresponsive off San Pedro

Authorities today identified a 57-year-old diver who died despite efforts to save her life in a hyperbaric chamber at Santa Catalina Island.

Gina Castillo died at the Catalina facility about 12:30 p.m. Saturday, said coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, Castillo was with another diver in the ocean off San Pedro when she became unresponsive while underwater on Saturday morning.

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