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Man dies after Lundy dive trip

18:53 26 July 2014

Lundy Island

Lundy Island

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58-year-old from Dorset quickly airlifted to hospital but died soon after.

A 58-year-old man died yesterday (Friday) after a diving trip to Lundy Island.

Police said coastguards received a mayday from the Ilfracombe dive boat Obsession II at 2.11pm.

The man was pulled unconscious from the water and 20 minutes later was airlifted to North Devon District Hospital by the Chivenor helicopter, but he died shortly afterwards.

He is believed to be from the Poole area of Dorset and was on a diving trip organised by a local dive shop there.

His next of kin have been informed.

Police said the Heath and Safety Executive had been informed.

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