Tyne & Wear

Farne Islands missing diver dies after being found

Longstone Lighthouse on Inner Farne, Farne Islands Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The Farne Islands are popular with tourists, divers and bird enthusiasts

A diver who had gone missing off the Northumberland coast has died.

The coastguard co-ordinated a search and rescue operation when she disappeared after surfacing at 11:00 BST near the Farne Islands.

She was located at 14:30 BST and given medical treatment but she died a short time later, a coastguard spokesman said.

The rescue helicopter, lifeboats and rescue teams from Holy Island and Seahouses took part in the search.

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