Ingonish Beach RCMP are investigating the sudden death of a scuba diver.
At approximately 10:00 pm, Ingonish Beach RCMP was contacted by the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) advising of a missing scuba diver in the Dingwall-Aspy Bay area.
The investigation determined that the diver, a 41-year-old man from Mississauga, Ontario was diving alone in the Aspy Bay area approximately 15 metres deep about 300 metres from the shore line.
RCMP began a search of the last known location where a diving boat was still anchored with the assistance of local Coast Guard Auxiliary, local fisherman, volunteer Fire Departments from Cape North, Bay St. Lawrence, Ingonish and Ingonish Beach and local community members searched the waters and surrounding shore line.
At approximately 11:40 p.m., the diver’s body was recovered approximately 50 metres from his boat in approximately 12 metres of water.
Name of the diver in not being released at this time to allow family members to be notified.
An autopsy is to be completed by the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner’s office.