Body found in Wastwater diver search

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Sonar equipment was used during the search

A body of a man has been found during the search for a diver missing in the Lake District.

The underwater search team recovered the body in Wastwater on Tuesday morning, Cumbria Police said.

A large-scale search began on Sunday after one of a group of divers, a man in his 30s from West Yorkshire, failed to surface.

The body has not yet been formally identified but the family of the missing diver has been informed.

Police are trying to establish the circumstances surrounding the man's death.

The initial search had involved police, coastguard, fire service, ambulance, mountain rescue teams and an RAF helicopter.

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