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Diver dies at Stoney Cove centre in Leicestershire

A diver has died after taking part in an advanced training exercise at Stoney Cove diving centre in Leicestershire.

The diver, who was under the instruction of a team from Essex, died on Saturday after getting into difficulty during a dive.

Emergency services were called to assist, but the diver could not be revived.

Stoney Cove is based in a flooded quarry in Stoney Stanton and is used by about 40,000 divers each year.

The Health & Safety Executive has been informed.

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