Tribute paid to missing diver

The family of a 49-year-old diver, who went missing at St. Abbs, have released a tribute describing him as a 'loving husband and father'.

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Missing diver's body found

His family described him as a 'loving husband and father'. Credit: Police Scotland

The body of a diver, who had been reported missing in Eyemouth, has been recovered.

Paul Brown from Manchester was last seen scuba diving with a group off St Abbs Head near Eyemouth on Sunday, 24th August.

Police Scotland say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the 49-year-old's death and a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Read: Family pay tribute to missing husband and father

Family pay tribute to missing husband and father

Paul Brown was diving with a group in St Abbs Credit: Police Scotland

A tribute has been paid to Paul Brown who went missing whilst diving at St Abbs in Eyemouth.

The 49-year-old from Manchester went missing on Sunday morning when his 'buddy diver' lost contact with him underwater and surfaced, but the missing diver was not seen.

An extensive search involving three life boats, an RAF Sea King helicopter and local vessels failed to find him.

'The family are devastated at the situation that has arisen and are in a state of shock. Paul has been a loving husband and father to his two teenage daughters and was participating in his favourite pastime at the time of his disappearance. Paul was an experienced diver and was a frequent visitor to Scotland in pursuit of his long term hobby which has given him so much enjoyment over the years.'

– Statement from the family of Paul Brown

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Missing diver named

A diver who went missing off the coast in the Scottish Borders has been named by police.

49-year-old Paul Brown from Manchester was last seen scuba diving with a group off St Abbs Head near Eyemouth on Sunday.

An extensive search involving three life boats, an RAF Sea King helicopter and local vessels failed to find him.

The rescue has been called off and life boat crews intend to begin combing local beaches.

Rescuers call off search for diver

A Royal National Lifeboat Institution's (RNLI) lifeboat Credit: PA

Rescuers have called off the search for a 49-year-old missing diver.

The RNLI say that conditions at sea mean that searching would be difficult as visibility under the water is very poor and the sea is very rough.

The diver was with a group on a boat based at Eyemouth. He went missing on Sunday morning when his 'buddy diver' lost contact with him underwater and surfaced, but the missing diver was not seen. He was diving off St Abbs Head, a popular spot for divers.

If he's not found the lifeboat service say that they will begin a search of local beaches again in a few days.

Police search for missing diver in St Abbs

Police Scotland are involved in a search for a 49-year-old man, believed to be missing in water at St Abbs near Eyemouth.

The man was taking part in a recreational dive when he was reported missing at 11am on Sunday 24th August.

The search, which is a multi-agency operation involving a helicopter and lifeboats, is ongoing.

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