A scuba diver has drowned at the Port Noarlunga Jetty in South Australia, despite desperate attempts to save his life.
It’s thought the 55-year-old man may have suffered a medical episode during his dive.
Just before 2pm on Wednesday, fishermen on the jetty realised something was terribly wrong.
“I saw a couple of black fins out there, I knew it was a diver’s suit,” witness Garry Carne said.
“The next thing I heard was somebody screaming out for help.”
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Emergency services were called and were on the scene within minutes.
The man was dragged from the ocean as paramedics did everything they could to save his life, but sadly he died as his daughter and his dive buddy looked on.
“One bloke dived in just with his shorts on, but the waves were just that bad,” Mr Carne said.
“They just couldn’t get him out quick enough.
Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and are investigating if he had a medical episode while he was in the water.
Police will prepare a report for the coroner.