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Body of second diver found off Cork coast

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Image caption The man, who was found unconscious in the water, was airlifted to Cork University Hospital where he later died

The body of a second man has been recovered after two divers got into difficulty off the coast of Cork.

The two men, understood to be English, were diving on a wreck off Castlehaven, near Glandore, when the alarm was raised at 09.40 BST on Wednesday.

Earlier, a 66-year-old was found unconscious in the water and taken to Cork University Hospital where he died.

The body of a 61-year-old has also been recovered close to the wreck site by a team of local divers.

The air and sea search operation has now been stood down.

It is understood the men were part of a charter party on a local boat, the Wave Chieftain.

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