Scottish Sea Farms workers attempt to save life of scallop diver in fatal accident

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Diver died at scene.

Press and Journal reports that a 35-year-old male died scallop diving in Loch Eriboll, north Scotland, on Tuesday afternoon.

Workers from a nearby Scottish Sea Farms’ were first on the scene, and managed to bring the diver ashore. They then attempted to resuscitate him using CPR before emergency services arrived.

However, the man died at the scene.

Scottish Sea Farms’ Farm Manager for Loch Eriboll, Johnny Morrison told the publication: “Our farm staff are all trained first aiders so fish husbandry person Christopher Mackay took over CPR while Andrew Morrison, senior fish husbandry person, comforted the second man until the coastguard and rescue helicopter could arrive at the scene. The remainder of the farm team were on standby in their vessels.

“Heartbreakingly, despite further treatment and everyone’s best efforts, the man was unable to be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“On behalf of the Loch Eriboll farm team and all at Scottish Sea Farms, we would like to extend our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of the young man who lost his life so tragically. Our thoughts are with them.”

His death is not thought to be suspicious but police said the man’s death is being treated as “unexplained pending the result of a post mortem.”