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Tragedy as two divers die off Dover in less than 24 hours

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Last weekend was marred by tragedy as Dover saw two diving fatalities occur in less than 24 hours.

On Friday 21 July, around 3pm, police officers were called to Ramsgate Lifeboat Station near Dover after an American citizen in his 60s reportedly collapsed on completion of a dive. He was pronounced dead after being taken to the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

Then at about 11am on Saturday 22 July, police and the ambulance service were called to Dover, to Crosswall Quay, when a Frenchman in his 40s also collapsed after a dive. He was airlifted to the William Harvey Hospital and subsequently pronounced dead.

A police spokesman stated: “Kent Police is involved in a multi-agency enquiry to establish the circumstances of both incidents, and will be compiling reports for the coroner.”

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Scuba Diver's Editorial Director Mark Evans has been in the diving industry for nearly 25 years, and has been diving since he was just 12 years old. nearly 40-odd years later and he is still addicted to the underwater world.
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