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Diver killed in Firth 'lived life to the full'

By SPP Reporter

Bridge of Don's Andrew Rolph (60) died while diving in the Moray Firth on Sunday.
Bridge of Don's Andrew Rolph (60) died while diving in the Moray Firth on Sunday.

A MAN who died while diving in the Moray Firth has been described as a "devoted husband, brilliant father and doting grandfather".

Andrew Rolph (60) of Bridge of Don was reported missing off Tarbat Ness, near Portmahomack, on Sunday. His body was recovered the following day.

Mr Rolph is survived by his wife Hazel, their sons, grandchildren and by his mother Doreen.

The former Detective Inspector in forensics, who went on to work for the company Return to Scene (R2S), had just celebrated his Ruby wedding anniversary.

In a statement, Mrs Rolph said: "I couldn’t have asked for a better husband and father. He was always there for us through good times and bad times. He was so thoughtful and a calming influence.

"When the boys were establishing their careers as an electrician and a painter and decorator he did everything he could to help them and has always been beyond generous with his time. He was so proud of them and we were of him too. Andrew has been taken from us too soon and we have been devastated by what has happened but he lived life to the full. He put 100% into everything he did."

A spokesperson for Police Scotland earlier confirmed that, as with all sudden deaths, a report will be submitted in due course to the Procurator Fiscal. Funeral arrangements will follow.

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