Diver dies at National Diving Centre in Tidenham

By Aaron Kendall   |   Assistant Editor   |
Tuesday 10th October 2017 8:55 am
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THE cold depths of the National Diving and Activity Centre at Tidenham have claimed another life with the death of a 28 year old man on Sunday afternoon.

The man from Essex was diving at the 260ft-deep former quarry, when he died at around 3.30pm on Sunday.

A Gloucestershire Police spokeswoman said: "Officers were called by the ambulance service to the National Diving Centre in Tidenham, at 3.30pm on Sunday, October 8.

"A 28-year-old man from Essex who had been diving at the location sustained serious chest injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The man’s next of kin and the coroner have been informed and his death is not being treated as suspicious."

The centre has sunken planes, helicopters, buses, armoured vehicles and a cruiser on the bed of the quarry.

Mary Restell, 54, from Tavistock in Devon died when she was diving at 60m and became unresponsive and was rushed to the surface, in November 2014.

And in 2004, friends Janine Davison-Evans, 27, from Stockton-on-Tees and Hank Austin, 25, from Ascot died in a Good Friday incident.

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