Cornwall

Scuba diver drowns and girl injured in Cornwall

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Image caption The coastguard, ambulance and police attended the scene

A scuba diver has drowned and a 12-year-old girl has been injured in the sea off Cornwall.

The diver, a man aged 45 believed to be on holiday with his family, died in the English Channel at East Portholland, St Austell, at about 17:00 BST on Tuesday.

Police said a 12-year-old girl was taken to Derriford Hospital by ambulance. Her condition is not thought to be serious.

Officers are informing the victim's next of kin.

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Supt Ian Drummond Smith said: "The family involved were from outside the area and are believed to have been holidaying in Cornwall.

"This appears to be a tragic scuba diving accident and our thoughts are with the man's relatives and friends at this time."

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