Diver missing off Great Yarmouth coast named as Brighton pensioner Terry Tonkin

Photos of one of the rescue crews who searched for the missing diver on Monday evening. Photo: Caist

Photos of one of the rescue crews who searched for the missing diver on Monday evening. Photo: Caister Independent Lifeboat/Facebook - Credit: Archant

A diver who failed to surface after diving at a ship wreck off the coast of Great Yarmouth has been named.

Photos of one of the rescue crews who searched for the missing diver on Monday evening. Photo: Caist

Photos of one of the rescue crews who searched for the missing diver on Monday evening. Photo: Caister Independent Lifeboat/Facebook - Credit: Archant

Suffolk Police have confirmed the diver is Terry Tonkin, 67, from the Brighton area.

A police spokesman said all searches with partner agencies had been cancelled.

MORE: Family of missing diver hopeful he will be found aliveAn extensive 14 hour air and sea search was carried out into the night after the man was reported missing at 6pm on bank holiday Monday.

A sea search was launched involving two Coastguard helicopters and three lifeboat crews.

The Coastguard called off the search the next morning.


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A Coastguard spokesman said the Lowestoft-registered diving vessel Raider V returned to search the sea floor on Tuesday but did not find anything.

In August 2013, Christopher Vanstone, 49 and from London, died while diving off the coast of Great Yarmouth from the same Raider V boat.

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A coroner later concluded Mr Vanstone's death was accidental.

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