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Body recovered in search for missing diver off Plymouth Hoe

The family of a 57-year-old diver who was reported missing have been informed.

The lighthouse at Plymouth Hoe, Devon (Ben Birchall/PA)
The lighthouse at Plymouth Hoe, Devon (Ben Birchall/PA)

A body has been recovered from waters off Plymouth Hoe during the search for a missing diver.

Emergency services were informed that a 57-year-old male diver had gone missing off West Hoe, Plymouth, at 7.30pm on Monday.

He had been diving with a small group of members from a diving club.

An air and sea search took place, with the coastguard, RNLI, military and specialist police divers also in attendance.

This search was suspended at 3.20am and resumed on Tuesday morning, when the body was found.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Following ongoing searches, a body was located in the water off Plymouth Hoe and recovered to shore earlier this morning.

“Formal identification is yet to take place. However, the family of a 57-year-old diver who was reported missing last night have been informed of this development.”

He appealed for anyone with information to contact police on 101, quoting log 813 1/7/19.

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