11/05/2012 05:27 BST

Missing Diver John Skerry's Body Found After Ill-Fated Wreck Exploration

The body of a diver who went missing while exploring a wreck has been recovered by police.

John Skerry, 54, became separated from a group while diving at the wreck Breda in Ardmucknish Bay near Oban, Argyll and Bute, on Tuesday.

His friends raised the alarm when he failed to surface.

A search was launched and his body was recovered by Strathclyde Police divers shortly before noon yesterday.

Mr Skerry was from Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire.

His relatives have been informed and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

The Breda was a Dutch steamer which sank after being attacked by a German plane in 1942.