NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Diver dies after Scapa Flow rescue

Cava lighthouse Image copyright Chris Downer
Image caption The diver went missing from a boat north east of the Cava lighthouse

A diver has died after getting into difficulties in Scapa Flow in Orkney.

The alarm was raised on Friday afternoon when a boat north east of Cava Lighthouse reported one of its divers 15 minutes overdue.

A mayday was issued to all nearby vessels and the man's body was later recovered from the water.

Stromness and Kirkwall coastguard teams, a search and rescue helicopter, and the Longhope RNLI lifeboat were also involved in the operation.

The diver's next of kin have been informed.

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