Police find body off Scarborough

Picture: Ian Taylor.

DIVING NEWS

Police searching for a scuba diver who went missing off North Yorkshire on 8 July have recovered a body off the coast of Scarborough. It was located by officers from the Yorkshire & Humberside Underwater Search & Marine Unit on Monday (23 July).

The disappearance of the diver, a 74-year-old Scarborough man, was reported on Divernet on 9 July.

According to Scarborough News the man had been diving a 46m-deep wreck off Ravenscar from the boat Francis Ann, privately owned by members of Scarborough Sub Aqua Club.

The dive-group consisted of both members and non-members.

When he failed to resurface, an extensive air-sea search & rescue operation was launched and continued before being scaled down some four days later.

Police have been in contact with the diver’s family but have yet to release his name.

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