A scuba diver has died after encountering difficulties while diving in Ċirkewwa, police said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

The man, who was later identified as a 50-year-old Briton, was underwater with a diving buddy as part of a scuba diving group when he found himself in trouble. 

He was taken to shore and given emergency first aid before being rushed to Mater Dei Hospital, but passed away at the hospital. 

Police said they are investigating further. 

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