Diver, 41, dies after quarry rescue

A diver has died and two others are in hospital after an incident at a quarry.

A diver, 41, has died and two others are in hospital after an incident at Dorothea Quarry, police said
A diver, 41, has died and two others are in hospital after an incident at Dorothea Quarry, police said

The 41-year-old man was pulled out by two divers after getting into difficulties today at Dorothea Quarry near Caernarfon, North Wales.

He was airlifted to hospital in Bangor where he was pronounced dead.

A spokeswoman for North Wales Police said: "At just after 1.15pm, North Wales Police were requested to attend at Dorothea Quarry, which is situated just outside Caernarfon, following reports that a diver had been pulled out after getting into difficulty whilst he was 40 metres under the surface.

"The 41-year-old man was pulled out by two other divers.

"The Air Ambulance attended the scene, along with a helicopter from 22 Squadron and the man was taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd where he was pronounced dead.

"The two divers that assisted in pulling the man out of the water have been taken to a hospital on the Wirral for de-compression treatment.

"North Wales Police are currently investigating the full circumstances of the incident."