Scuba divers comb pond after swimmer cuts his stomach open

Swimmer’s stomach is ripped open on sharp object as he dives into Hampstead Heath pond after water level was lowered by hot weather Mathew Wernham suffered a ‘deep’ cut to his stomach while diving into a pond  The actor had jumped into the famous Hampstead Heath Men’s Pond on Sunday Mr Wernham needed several stitches and he was discharged on […]

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Aussie divers in 'arduous' effort to help trapped Thai soccer boys

Tham Luang, Thailand: Whether it’s after a tsunami, a cyclone or an earthquake, Australia has a long, proud history of sending assistance to our neighbours in their time of need. And in the far north-west of Thailand on the Myanmar border, once again, a team of nine Australians – including six federal police divers as well as ADF and Foreign […]

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British divers known as the A-team who were first to find lost boys

The A-team: What colleagues call the heroic middle-aged British volunteer divers who were the first to find lost Thai boys Richard Stanton, 56, and John Volanthen, 47, are highly experienced divers The intrepid divers both have a history of difficult rescues around the world They were specifically called upon by the Thai authorities to join the search  The British Cave […]

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Octopus hitches a ride by wrapping round diver’s arm

Octopus hitches a ride by wrapping round a snorkeler’s arm and changes colour to match his skin – before legging it Eric Desmet, 54, was snorkeling off the French Riviera near Cannes in July 2017 While near the sea bed the octopus wrapped itself around Mr Desmet’s arm The octopus changed colour as Mr Desmet ascended to the surface of […]

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