NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

Search for diver missing off Orkney scaled down

The search for a diver missing in waters off Orkney has been scaled down for the night.

The man is believed to have been reported as overdue from a scallop diving boat which was off the island of Eday.

Local fishing boats are continuing to search by floodlight and helicopters will resume their operations in the morning.

Eday lies 24km (15 miles) north of the Orkney mainland.

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