A man died following a diving incident this afternoon [Jan 13] in the waters off of Castle Harbour, the police have confirmed.
A police spokesperson said: “Marine Police and Fisheries responded to a report of a diving incident that took place in the waters off of Castle Harbour in St. Georges at around 1:30pm today [Sunday].
“It appears that a man was diving with two other individuals in the aforementioned area when he came into difficulty and began a rapid ascent to the surface.
“He was placed aboard a private dive vessel and that vessel was met by an emergency service vessel and the man was then taken to KEMH where he was pronounced dead.
“No further information will be given until the next of kin is notified. The two other individuals appear to be fine however they attended the hospital as a precaution,” the police spokesperson concluded.
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