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A TOURIST has tragically drowned while diving off the coast of the Scilly Isles. 

The man, in his 50s, got into trouble with his equipment while diving 40 meters down off the main island of St Mary’s, near Cornwall.

A man in his 50's got into difficulty after going diving in Cornwall

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A man in his 50’s got into difficulty after going diving in CornwallCredit: Alamy
His body has not yet been recovered

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His body has not yet been recoveredCredit: Getty

The body of the man, believed to be from Yorkshire, has not yet been recovered by emergency services. 

Coastguard James Instance said:”He was seen sinking in the water and did not surface.”

The tragedy comes less than one day after a schoolboy drowned at a nature reserve while playing with pals. 

Water search teams and emergency services searched the lake at Ashby Ville for more than three hours for the 14-year-old yesterday. 

But police confirmed that the teen had died after getting into difficulty in the water near Scunthorpe.

On Tuesday  another 14-year old boy died after getting into difficulty while swimming in a lake in Co Monaghan, Northern Ireland

The teenager was airlifted from Hollywood Lake in Scotstown at 4pm on Sunday after emergency services were alerted to a suspected drowning incident.

He was brought to Temple Street Hospital by air ambulance in a serious condition but was pronounced dead yesterday.

It was estimated that almost 40 people drowned during the heatwave that hit the UK last week.

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