Diver dies in Scapa

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Diver dies in Scapa

Houton Head Claire Pegrum
Picture: Claire Pegrum.

A male scuba diver died in an incident in Scapa Flow yesterday (28 October).

The man was reported missing at around mid-day at a location south-east of Houton Head, in the south of the Orkney mainland.

The Coastguard responded by sending its Stromness rescue team and a helicopter from Stornoway in the Hebrides, along with the Stromness and Longhope lifeboats and a dive-boat in the vicinity.

The diver’s body was quickly found, police told the Orcadian, but formal identification had yet to take place and an investigation was under way.

29 October 2020

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