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Diver pulled from Wastwater in Lake District has died

Wastwater in Wasdale Credit: PA images

A diver has died after getting into difficulty at Wastwater in Wasdale.

Police received a report from North West Ambulance Service about the incident shortly after 12pm on Saturday 21 April.

The diver, a man in his 60s from the Lancashire area, was pulled from the water that afternoon.

Emergency services, including mountain rescuers, helped to recover the man.

Officers said death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared to be passed on to the coroner.

A spokesman for Wasdale Mountain Rescue Service said:

The diver was brought to the surface by other divers and then taken to the lake shore in the teams boat.

A large multi-agency group had assembled on the lake shore including ambulance and air ambulance crews and extensive efforts were made to revive the diver but unfortunately they were unsuccessful.

Our thoughts are with the divers family and friends."

– Wasdale Mountain Rescue Service

The diver's next of kin have been informed and his death is not being treated as suspicious.