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Diver Dies After Boat Trip Off Suffolk Coast
An investigation has been launched after a diver died off the Suffolk coast.
The man, believed to be 49 and from Brixton in London, was airlifted from the scene at 3.30pm on Friday but had already died by the time he reached hospital near Lowestoft.
Norfolk Police said a second diver was also taken to James Paget Hospital at Gorleston but was expected to be discharged.
Officers attended Hamilton Docks in Lowestoft to investigate and examine the diving boat.
Local media have reported that the man had gone down to a depth of 17 metres when he became unwell and had to make an emergency ascent.
The force said: "Initially it appears there were seven people on board the boat at the time of the incident and this was a recreational trip, rather than an industrial dive, that had set off from the town this morning.
"The diver that died is not thought to be local and, as is standard procedure, his death is currently being treated as unexplained."
Police are working with the coastguard and liaising with the Health & Safety Executive.