Body found in search for missing Scarborough diver

Police searching for a missing diver have recovered a body off the coast of Scarborough.

Monday, 23rd July 2018, 5:56 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd July 2018, 6:37 pm
A mass search took place when the diver was reported missing including the RNLI, Coastguard and North Yorkshire Police

A man's body has been recovered by officers from the Yorkshire and Humberside Underwater Search and Marine Unit today (Monday July 23).

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: "We are not yet in a position to identify the body.

"Police are supporting the family, and would ask that you respect their privacy at this extremely difficult time."

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The 74-year-old diver, of Scarborough, was reported missing on Sunday July 8.

He had been diving a well known wreck two miles off the coast.

It is believed the diver was with a group of friends aboard the Francis Ann, which is privately owned by members of Scarborough Sub Aqua club.

A group of club members and non-club members were diving the wreck and were estimated to have been around 46 metres deep off Ravenscar.