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Last Updated: Friday, 3 August 2007, 11:58 GMT 12:58 UK
Dead Scylla wreck divers named
Boats searching around the wreck area
Boats in the area joined the search after a Mayday signal was broadcast
Two divers from Gloucestershire whose bodies were found on a wreck off Cornwall have been named.

David White, 42, from Rodborough, and Kaye Moss, 43, from Cam, had gone to explore the bow of the Scylla wreck in Whitsand Bay.

A major air and sea search was launched when they failed to resurface and their air supplies were due to run out.

Police said the bodies were found by divers inside the wreck. The deaths are not believed to be suspicious.

The deaths are being investigated by Devon and Cornwall Police.

A post mortem examination has been carried out.

The pair had gone out to the wreck on board the crewed Maid Maggie boat.

They were due to resurface at 1130 BST on Thursday and had enough air to last for another hour.

Artificial reef

A major search of the area was carried out by lifeboats, yachts, fishing vessels and two Royal Navy helicopters.

David White's body was recovered by divers at about 1500 BST and Kaye Moss was located and recovered on another dive at about 1620 BST.

In a statement Gloucestershire County Council said: "The community of Berkeley is shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the tragic death of Kaye Moss in a diving accident on Thursday 2 August.

"Kaye was a long-standing member of staff at Berkeley Primary School who touched the lives of innumerable pupils, staff and parents. She was a gifted teacher who was an inspiration to all who worked with her.

"In her role as an Advanced Skills Teacher she helped colleagues both within the school and throughout Gloucestershire. She will be sadly missed by many, many people."

Thousands of divers have visited the Scylla, an ex-Royal Navy warship, since she was deliberately sunk in March 2004 to create Britain's first artificial reef.

A spokesman for the National Marine Aquarium, which owns the wreck, said it was safe for people who had undergone proper training but urged divers to look after themselves.




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