Sunday, April 15, 2012

Young pearl diver dies off Kimberley coast

A 22-year-old commercial pearl diver from Victoria has died during a dive off WA’s Kimberley coast.
Police say the man was diving from a vessel about 163km south of Broome when he became distressed at 4.30pm (WST) on Saturday.
Despite attempts by crew members to save him, the man died at the scene, police said.
The vessel returned to Broome early on Sunday.
Water police will fly from Perth to Broome on Sunday to assist in the investigation.

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