A man from Edinburgh has been reported for travelling more than 400 miles to dive in the south coast of England.
The man was caught 437 miles away in Lyme Bay along with another diver after one of them went missing – sparking an air and sea search on Saturday afternoon.
Two coastguard helicopters, RNLI lifeboats, fishing boats and a Royal Navy warship searched the area after responding to an HM Coastguard mayday.
The missing diver was spotted by a sailor on HMS Tyne after nearly two hours of searching for him.
He was three miles from where he had entered the water, having lost sight of the diving boat.
The force said the two men were reported for “breaches of the regulations”.
A Dorset Police spokesman said: “We received a report at 4.55pm on April 25 from HM Coastguard in relation to a search for a missing diver south east of Lyme Regis.
“It was subsequently reported that the diver had been found safe and well.
“Officers attended Lyme Regis harbour and spoke to the divers in relation to breaching the Covid-19 regulations.
“Two men, one from Edinburgh and one from Wadebridge in Cornwall, were reported for breaches of the regulations.”
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