Tyne & Wear

Farne Islands accident: Boat trip diver dies

A diver has died after getting into difficulties in the North Sea close to the Farne Islands off Northumberland.

The man, who has not been named but is not thought to be local, was with a group on a charter boat on Saturday.

He was pulled unconscious from the water and given emergency treatment by a lifeboat crew before being flown to hospital by helicopter.

A spokesman for the RNLI said that efforts to revive the man failed and he was pronounced dead.

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