Man dies after diving accident at National Diving Centre


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A man has died following a diving accident at the National Diving Centre near Chepstow.

The 28-year-old, from Essex, had been diving at the centre in Tidenham when he suffered serious chest injuries yesterday afternoon.

A spokeswoman for Gloucestershire Police said: “Officers were called by the ambulance service to the National Diving Centre in Tidenham, Chepstow, at 3.30pm on Sunday October 8.

“A 28-year-old man from Essex who had been diving at the location sustained serious chest injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The man’s next of kin and the coroner have been informed and his death is not being treated as suspicious.”