THE body of a diver who went missing off Falmouth last week has been found, police have confirmed.

The 39-year-old from Staffordshire was reported missing on June 17 after going diving off The Roseland two miles off Falmouth.

Lifeboats and helicopters were dispatched at around noon to search for an 'overdue' diver two miles south of Falmouth. Police divers were also assigned to help in the search.


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Both Falmouth RNLI lifeboats, HM Coastguard’s helicopter from Newquay, a Royal Navy helicopter and vessels in the area were all involved in the search.

They could be seen searching the area from the shore well into the evening.

The search was co-ordinated by Falmouth Coastguard at Pendennis.

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The search was eventually called off and the case was handed over to Devon and Cornwall Police as a missing persons investigation.

In a statement from Devon and Cornwall Police issued today, a spokesman said: "The body of a diver who failed to resurface following a dive in the sea off Falmouth has been recovered and brought to shore.

"The family of the 39-year-old man, from Staffordshire, have been informed, but formal identification is yet to take place.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner."