A 53-year-old man tragically lost his life while diving off ix-Xatt l-Aħmar in Għajnsielem, the police have confirmed.
The police’s assistance was sought at around 11am on Sunday, with people reporting that the diver, an Austrian national, had found himself in difficulty at the popular Gozitan diving spot.
Civil Protection Department officials, police officers and a medical team from the Gozo General Hospital went on site. Fellow divers had brought the man to shore, but the medical assistance provided on site failed to revive him.
The police are investigating the case, while duty magistrate Simone Grech has opened an inquiry.