Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Fife diving death man named as Graeme Mackie

Graeme Rae Mackie with son Daniel
Image caption Graeme Mackie's family said he would be 'sorely missed'

A 31-year-old man who died in hospital after diving off the coast of Methil in Fife has been named.

Graeme Mackie, from Tranent, East Lothian, was found unconscious on Saturday and pulled from the water by two divers from a nearby catamaran.

The alarm was raised shortly before 1430 BST by diving crew on board the Rob Roy.

Fife Constabulary said an investigation into the death was being carried out with the Health and Safety Executive.

Mr Mackie's family paid tribute to him in a statement released by police.

It said: "Graeme was a loving, caring man who was devoted to his son Daniel, partner Kelly and his close family.

"Graeme will be sorely missed by all his family and friends."

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said he got into trouble at the start of a diving expedition. Mr Mackie had gone into the sea but his fellow divers had not seen bubbles rising in the water as would be expected.

He was then transferred to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by an RAF helicopter, but died a short time later.

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