Tragedy as woman dies after diving off Gozo coast

A woman has died in Gozo General Hospital after diving at one of the island’s most popular shipwrecks.

The British woman, 43 had been diving with a group off Xatt l-Aħmar near Għajnsielem on Saturday when she got into difficulties.

Malta Police said she surfaced but then lost consciousness on the boat.

The woman was given first aid and rushed to hospital, where she passed away.

Xatt l-Ahmar is one of Gozo’s most popular dive sites with three deep water wrecks, the Xlendi, the Cominoland and the Karwela.

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