Man dies after dive at sea wreck
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.