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Respects are paid to diver.

A DIVER drowned when a holiday to Scotland ended in tragedy.

Garry Henaghan, 44, from Cramlington, died when his boat hit rocks at night off the Isle of Mull in Scotland while on a weekend diving trip with three friends.

The divers were in a rigid inflatable boat belonging to one of the men, heading down the channel between the Isle of Mull and the mainland, when they hit the tiny, uninhabited Calve Island.

Police have yet to establish what caused the crash, but the boat's electrics were not working when rescuers arrived.

The sea was calm, although it was raining.

The four men were taken ashore aboard the Tobermory lifeboat's vessel. But there was nothing that could be done to save Mr Henaghan. His friends, aged 39, 41, and 49, were treated in hospital for minor head injuries following the crash on May 18. Mr Henaghan, who lived alone in Monkside, Cramlington, was a loving father to Beau, Paige and Jake, and brother to Mark, who lives in Dubai.

His death has rocked the diving community who paid their respects at his funeral yesterday..
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jun 15, 2009
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