Two divers dead in Outer He­brides

Evening Times - - NEWS -

TWO divers have died af­ter get­ting into dif­fi­culty in wa­ters off the coast of an is­land in the Outer He­brides.

A ferry skip­per raised the alarm with Stornoway Coast­guard when he no­ticed a small un­manned boat off Castle­bay, Barra, at 11.20am on Satur­day.

The Coast­guard he­li­copter and res­cue teams were sent to the scene and the divers were found by Barra lifeboat crew at around 1pm. They both died at the scene.

A Mar­itime and Coast­guard Agency spokes­woman said: “Two shell­fish divers have been re­cov­ered by the RNLI Barra lifeboat af­ter a search.”

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