Search for missing British diver is suspended
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The search for a British diver missing off Xatt l-Ahmar since Monday morning has been suspended, the Armed Forces of Malta have said.
“Due to the amount of loose debris currently present in the wreck it was concluded that the chamber where the missing diver entered was unsafe for rescuers and divers alike. The search was therefore suspended,” the AFM said.
The diver, who has been named as Paul Swain, failed to surface after diving down to the wreck of the former Gozo ferry Xlendi, which is at a depth of some 45 metres and lies upside down.
Divers from the AFM, the Civil Protection Department and volunteer divers have conducted an intensive search of the wreck and the surrounding area over the last three days, sadly with no results.