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North Sea diving death: Man was from Brixton

  • 31 August 2013
  • From the section England
Dive boat
Seven people were taking a 'recreational trip' on the dive boat in the North Sea

A man who died on a diving trip in the North Sea off the Norfolk coast was a 49-year-old from London, police say.

Six other people from the dive boat, on a "recreational trip" 17 miles off Great Yarmouth, have been interviewed.

It is believed the man, from Brixton, surfaced too quickly and police are examining his diving equipment.

A post-mortem examination to determine his cause of death is to be carried out. A second diver was assessed at the James Paget Hospital and discharged.

Police met the dive boat as it returned to Hamilton Docks in Lowestoft, Suffolk, on Friday evening.

"As is standard procedure the death is currently being treated as unexplained pending the outcome of the post-mortem examination," a police spokesman said.

"These are preliminary inquiries, but at this stage there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances."

Police, working with the coastguard and the Health and Safety Executive, said an investigation was under way.

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