Missing Divers Presumed Dead After Failing to Surface from HMS Scylla Wreck Dive

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Devon and Cornwall Police have confirmed that a search is still underway from two divers who went missing - now presumed dead - during a dive on HMS Syclla, a popular wreck sunk as an artifical reef in 2004 in Whitsand Bay off the coast of Cornwall, UK. 

Police divers have been brought in to assist in the investigation alongside the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). It is believed that the two men became trapped inside the wreck on the evening of Friday, 3 September. A third member of the dive team surfaced and raised the alarm at approximately 7.45pm, and has since been treated by DDRC Healthcare in Plymouth for decompression-related illness.

The police are asking that divers do not visit the area while the search continues.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: 'The two male divers were part of a planned dive at the HMS Scylla site and failed to return to the surface. Police are now assisting in the search for the missing people and divers have been tasked to the scene as part of the investigation. Both the Police and the MCA request that no one plans to visit the area or attempt to dive on the site.'

The missing divers' next-of-kin have been informed.

 

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