Diver dies after surfacing unconscious off Portland

Diver dies after surfacing unconscious off Portland

Published by Justin Gladdis at 3:37pm 12th July 2019. (Updated at 4:26pm 12th July 2019)

Some very sad news to bring you.

The diver, rescued from the sea off Portland yesterday, has died.

He'd surfaced unconscious and a Mayday call from a dive vessel was made to the coastguard.

The man in his fifties and from Eastleigh in Hampshire was pronounced dead a short time later at Dorset County Hospital.

His family has been informed and the coroner notified.

The death is not being treated as suspicious.