Navy: Diver in scuba gear spot­ted off largest base

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Of­fi­cials say a scuba diver ap­pears to have breached a bar­rier at the coun­try’s largest naval base and they have stepped up se­cu­rity as a re­sult.

Navy spokes­woman Kelly Wir­fel said sev­eral sailors on watch at Naval Sta­tion Nor­folk briefly saw the per­son Mon­day in the wa­ter near the se­cured piers.

A se­cu­rity gate sits in the wa­ter sur­round­ing the base and its 14 piers. Ms. Wir­fel said se­cu­rity teams were look­ing for the per­son while re­strict­ing ac­cess to and from the piers.

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