Man’s diving death

Lifeboat in action.
Lifeboat in action.

A SOUTH Yorkshire diver who lost his life in Scotland last weekend has still not been named.

The 59-year old member of Barnsley Sub Aqua Club was on a diving trip to the Eyemouth area with three other members when the tragedy occurred.

He got in to difficulty while diving in the sea on Saturday afternoon and was rescued by the Forth Coastguard and lifeboat before being airlifted to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he was later pronounced dead.

Another diver was rescued and treated for shock.

The diving club issued the following statement: “The officers and members of Barnsley SAC club are deeply saddened by the loss of our

friend and fellow diver who died following a dive near Eyemouth on Saturday June 16.

“Our club member was an active, enthusiastic diver and member of the club having joined in 2006 and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

“The club wishes to extend their sincere condolences to his family at this difficult time.

“The circumstances surrounding the incident are subject to an investigation by the police and the Procurator Fiscal’s office in Scotland, so no further comment can be made by club members regarding the incident at this time.”

Barnsley SAC meets on a weekly basis at the Metrodome. The trip to St Abbs and Eyemouth was advertised on their website with a planned barbecue and night dive on June 16.