Diver dies off Seahouses

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A WOMAN died after surfacing unconscious from a dive off Seahouses yesterday afternoon.

The boat from which the woman had been diving contacted Humber Coastguard at 12.38 pm to report that she had fallen unconscious while surfacing.

The Coastguard requested that the casualty be brought to shore by the boat and met by emergency services including Seahouses Coastguards.

The RAF Boulmer rescue helicopter, attending another incident nearby, then intervened and airlifted the woman to Wansbeck Hospital where she was declared dead.