Rotherham diver in sea tragedy

By Michael Upton | 20/11/2012 0 comments

Rotherham diver in sea tragedy

POLICE have confirmed that a diver who died after getting into trouble off the coast of Scotland was from Rotherham.

The 52-year-old man, who has not yet been named, was rescued by an RNLI crew from the sea off the Berwickshire coast on Saturday but attempted to save him proved in vain.

The diver, who is understood to have been with friends and his son at the time, had been diving off a vessel called the Selkie.
The man, who was thought to have been taken ill while in the water, was airlifted to hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: “Lothian and Borders Police are investigating after a 52-year-old man died during a diving excursion in St Abbs on Saturday.

“Inquiries are ongoing. However, there appear to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.”

An inquest is expected to be opened later this week.

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