Family's tribute to 'loving, caring man' who died in diving tragedy

The family of a man who died after getting into difficulty while diving have paid tribute to a "loving, caring man".

Graeme Mackie, 31, from Tranent, East Lothian, was pulled unconscious from the water and airlifted to hospital but did not recover.

He was diving off the coast of Methil in Fife on Saturday when fellow divers noticed that they had not seen bubbles rising, as would be expected.

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Two divers from a nearby catamaran went into the water and pulled him to the surface.

He was taken to shore by lifeboat and then flown to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, where he died.

In a statement, his family said: "Graeme was a loving, caring man who was devoted to his son Daniel, partner Kelly and his close family.

"Graeme will be sorely missed by all his family and friends."

Fife Police and the Health and Safety Executive are carrying out a joint investigation under the direction of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

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