Dead diver discovered - Caithness, Scotland

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67-year-old dies in diving incident off Wick | Press and Journal
Highland & Islands Police Division
on Tuesday
Police Scotland can confirm that a 67 year old man has died following a diving incident off the coast of Caithness.
The incident was reported to police around 1.45pm on Tuesday, July 10.
The man was recovered by the Wick lifeboat.
Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course.

Wick Lifeboat was paged shortly after 1pm to reports from a passing vessel of a diver found in the water who was in an unconscious state.

The Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Inverness was chartered to assist with the incident, attending the scene but being stood down upon arrival. The diver was taken into harbour by Wick lifeboat before being passed on to personnel from the Scottish Ambulance Service.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 1335 hours today from the Coastguard to attend an incident at Wick harbour. We dispatched two ambulances to the scene.”

A police spokesman confirmed they were made aware of the incident around 1.45pm by the Coastguard.

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