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KEY WEST, Fla. (KWWL) -

The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search for an Eastern Iowa business owner that has been missing since Saturday.

The owner of Jimi B's Bar and Grill in Bernard, 53-year-old Jim Bakazan, was diving around the USS Vandenburg on Saturday morning when he went missing.

Witnesses say Bakazan, who is from Woodstock, Illinois, surfaced shortly after beginning the dive, but then went under water again. The search area is more than 3,600 square nautical miles in area.

Bakazan was diving with Lost Reef Adventures out of Key West, Florida. He was reportedly diving with three divers who were customers and one master diver who is an employee with the company.

People we spoke with at Jimi B's just say they are waiting for word that Bakazan has been found.

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