The search for a diver who went missing while diving Scapa Flow in Scotland, UK on Thursday, 28 September, has been called off, according to HM Coastguard.
Search and rescue helicopters were launched after divers raised an alert when one of their team failed to surface from a dive on Thursday morning.
‘HM Coastguard has been coordinating the search for a diver that was reported overdue from a vessel in Scapa Flow yesterday, September 28,’ said a Coastguard spokesperson.
‘The alarm was raised at about 11.10 am, and assets sent to assist with the search included lifeboats from Stromness and Longhope RNLI, coastguard helicopters from Inverness, Stornoway and Sumburgh and Coastguard Rescue Teams from Kirkwall, Hoy and Stromness.
‘Vessels in the area were also asked to assist with the search. The search and rescue was terminated at around 9.30pm.’
The investigation has since been turned over to the police.
Scapa flow is one of the top UK diving destinations, the final resting place of the Imperial German Navy’s High Seas Fleet, which was scuttled by its own officers in June 1919, following the end of the First World War.