Somerset diver dies despite Dorset coastguard rescue

A diver has died after getting into difficulties off the Dorset coast.

It is thought the 37-year-old man from Yeovil, Somerset, resurfaced too quickly while out diving from the Wey Chieftan 4 off Portland Bill on Monday.

He was airlifted to Dorchester County Hospital by Portland Coastguard, but was later declared dead.

Dorset Police have been informed of the death and are investigating the circumstances. The identity of the deceased man has not yet been released.

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