Missing diver rescued by lifeboat crews

The man was missing off the coast of Eyemouth
The man was missing off the coast of Eyemouth

A MAN reported missing during a diving trip from Eyemouth has been found by rescuers.

The diver was found off the coastal Borders town at around 12.30pm on Sunday and is said to be safe and well.

Two Eyemouth RNLI lifeboats were sent out by the coastguard after the man was reported overdue by colleagues.

He was quickly located in water to the south of the town and brought back to shore.

An RNLI spokesman said: “The inshore lifeboat quickly located the diver to the south of Eyemouth and took him onboard the lifeboat.

“Once it was established that he did not require any medical assistance, he was taken back to harbour and reunited with his concerned colleagues.

“Both lifeboats were then stood down and made ready for service again.”