South East Wales

Abergavenny diver dies at Forest of Dean centre

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Image caption The divers got into difficulties in a converted quarry at Tidenham

A 55-year-old man from Monmouthshire has died after getting into difficulties while diving in deep water at a converted quarry.

The man from Abergavenny, who has not yet been named, was at the National Diving and Activity Centre in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.

He was with another diver when they got into difficulties.

He was taken to Frenchay Hospital near Bristol by ambulance but was declared dead on arrival.

When paramedics arrived they found both men lying on a jetty after they had been rescued from the water at the converted quarry at Tidenham near Lydney.

The other man was treated by the centre's own doctor and then in a decompression chamber.

Police say there were no suspicious circumstances and they are preparing a report for the Gloucestershire coroner.