Press Notice No: 007-12
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Posted 18:51 GMT
SEARCH FOR MISSING DIVER
At 16.12 pm, Clyde coastguard received a distress call from a vessel to report one of their divers missing in the North End of the Sound of Mull.
Coastguard rescue teams from Tobermory and Falen and Kilchoan, have been called out, Tobermory RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch and the Coastguard rescue helicopter has been scrambled. Other vessels in the area are also assisting in the search.
The diver was last seen entering the water at 02.45 pm, but has failed to surface.
A search for the man is underway.
John Griffiths, Clyde Coastguard said:
We are doing everything we can to try and locate this missing diver. We have a lifeboat and other vessels searching at sea, and the helicopter is undertaking a search from the air, as well as our Coastguard rescue teams searching from the shoreline.
Posted By: Fred Caygill
For further details contact:
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency Press Office
023 8032 9401