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Missing scuba diver named by police

Terry went missing after diving from Raider V. Credit: ITV Anglia.

A scuba diver who went missing off the Norfolk, Suffolk coast has been named by police.

67-year-old Terry Tonkin from Brighton was wreck diving around 15 miles from Great Yarmouth on Monday when he failed to return to the boat.

A major search involving three lifeboats and two helicopters was launched but called off yesterday (29 August).

Hopes fade for missing scuba diver

The scuba diver failed to return to the Raider V after exploring an underwater wreck.

The search for a scuba diver reported missing 15 miles off the coast of Great Yarmouth has been suspended.

A 67-year-old man from the Brighton area was part of group diving at a wreck site on Bank Holiday Monday when he failed to return to the boat.

Three lifeboats and two helicopters were involved in the search along with local shipping but there was no sign of him and any hopes of finding him alive have faded.

The investigation will focus on what went so tragically wrong in perfect diving conditions. It was a calm clear sea, visibility was really good, so if he had made it to the surface it is thought he would have been spotted.

It suggests that the diver may well have become snagged underwater on the wreck.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson


67-year-old diver missing while exploring undersea wreck

The Lowestoft lifeboat was among three lifeboats search for the missing diver off Great Yarmouth. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Fears are growing for a diver who went missing while exploring a wreck off the coast of Great Yarmouth on Bank Holiday Monday.

UK Coastguard was contacted at 6pm on Monday by the dive boat Raider V which reported a missing 67-year-old man 12 miles east of of the Norfolk resort.

A search was launched involving Coastguard rescue helicopters from Lydd and Humberside and RNLI lifeboats from Gorleston and Lowestoft along with the Caister independent lifeboat.

The diver has not been found and the search is continuing. The missing man is from the Brighton area.

Huge search for missing diver off Norfolk coast

Caister Lifeboat has joined the search for the missing diver. Credit: Caister Lifeboat

A huge search is on for a diver who's gone missing off the Norfolk

Two coastguard helicopters and three lifeboats are currently trying to find the man, who was last seen 10 miles off Great Yarmouth at 6.30pm yesterday.

Lifeboat crews from Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, Caister and Lowestoft have joined the search.

Family pay tribute to man killed in motorbike crash

Jack Samuel Rogers, aged 25 and known as ‘Jacko’, sadly died at the scene. Credit: Norfolk Police

The family of a man killed in a motorbike crash on the A146 in Norfolk have paid tribute to him.

25-year-old Jack Samuel Rogers died following a collision with a car at Chedgrave on 6 July.

His mother said: "My family and I never imagined this day would come."

"As a family we would like to express our thanks for all the support given to us in our time of heartbreak."

"Jack was an amazing soul who we can’t imagine being without. We will celebrate his life forever.”


Woody Bear and Ronnie the Raccoon stolen from Pleasurewood Hills

Woody Bear, Roonie the Raccoon and Clarence the Cat were specially made for the parks opening in 1983.

Managers at a well known theme park in Suffolk are appealing for the safe return of two iconic soft toys stolen from the parks gift shop.

Staff at Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft were shocked to find the character pieces, Woody Bear and Roonie the Raccoon had been stolen yesterday (Wednesday 28 June) afternoon.

The four feet high characters which used to be on display in the Fairy Tale Fantasy ride on Main Street were made specially for the opening of the park in 1983.

Marketing Manager Kate Woods pictured with the other member of the well known trio, Clarence the Cat.

As Pleasurewood Hills gets ready to celebrate its 35th birthday next year managers are appealing for their safe return.

They are of huge sentimental value to us and to the history of the park.

Instead of pursuing the matter legally further however, we would just ask for the safe return of the two characters back to the park and no further action will be taken.

We would appreciate any information of the whereabouts of our beloved mascots.

– Kate Wood, Marketing Manager

Suffolk Police are investigating the incident.

Two men in their 60s die in Suffolk house fire

The fire broke out at the house in Stanley Street, Lowestoft, Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two men in their 60s have died following a house fire in Suffolk.

The fire broke out in the early hours of this morning (26 June) in Stanley Street in Lowestoft.

Five fire engines were called to the scene around 1.15am and two men, one aged 60 and the other 62 were rescued from the house. Both were taken to the James Paget hospital but died a short time later.

Formal identification will take place in due course.

A police and fire investigation into the cause of the blaze is underway and a cordon is currently in place at the scene.

The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen and is not thought to be suspicious.

  • Anyone who may have any information about the incident is asked to call Suffolk Police on 101, quoting CAD number 24 of today, 26 June.
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