Man dies af­ter dive at sea wreck

Sunday Mail (UK) - - News -

A diver has died af­ter be­ing re­cov­ered from the sea near Orkney.

The alarm was raised at around 4pm on Fri­day af­ter he failed to sur­face while div­ing at a wreck in Scapa Flow, north east of Cava Light­house.

The UK Coast­guard launched a res­cue op­er­a­tion in­volv­ing Strom­ness and Kirk­wall coast­guard teams, a search and res­cue he­li­copter from Sum­burgh and a Longhope RNLI life boat.

A may­day re­lay broad­cast was is­sued to all nearby ves­sels to join the search.

The life boat crew re­cov­ered the diver at around 5.30pm.

He was con­firmed dead by a para­medic from the UK Coast­guard he­li­copter who was winched on to the lifeboat.

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