Man dies near Padstow diving with friends

A 63-year-old man has died after getting into difficulties while diving with a group of friends in Cornwall.

Rescue teams were called to Trevose Head, near Padstow, at 14:30 BST on Monday.

The man was airlifted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital but was confirmed dead on arrival. He was said to be visiting the area.

A spokesperson from Devon and Cornwall Police said an inquiry was ongoing to establish the nature of the incident.

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