CARMEL (CBS SF) — A married couple from San Jose died while they were scuba diving just south of Carmel on Friday, a state park superintendent said.

The couple, Volodymyr and Marina Butsky, was scuba diving near Whaler’s Cove in the Point Lobos State Reserve but when they went missing. A person that knew the couple who was ashore reported them missing at about 2:30 p.m., state parks Monterey District Superintendent Matt Fuzie said.

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State park lifeguards, Carmel Highlands firefighters, and Cal Fire all responded to the scene.

Volodymyr, 40, and Marina, 41 were found and transported to a local hospital, Fuzie said.

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They were pronounced dead at the hospital.

Fuzie said Whaler’s Cove is a shallow diving area and usually a safe area to dive. He also said the conditions that day were also safe.

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