Published: 23/06/2014 10:02 - Updated: 23/06/2014 10:15

Man dies in Findochty diving tragedy

police scotland logoA MAN has died while diving off the Moray coast.

Emergency services were called to waters off Findochty just before 1pm on Sunday.

The 38-year-old had been diving with colleagues when he got into difficulties.

In a statement, police said: "Despite the efforts of other divers and rescue crews the diver sadly died.

"Officers from Police Scotland are investigating the circumstances of the man’s death and as is normal a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal in due course."

The Coastguard team from Buckie, the RNLI Lifeboat, a RAF Search and Rescue helicopter and the Scottish Ambulance Service were involved in the rescue attempt.

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