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German media outlet Die Welt is reporting that a British diver was killed while performing underwater work at the 108 MW Riffgat offshore wind farm, located north of Borkum in the North Sea, between July 12 and 13. The 26-year-old was buried in 20-meter water depth by a concrete mat, Die Welt reports.

According to the paper, the mats were spread to weigh down power cables on the seabed. The diver wanted to bring the concrete mat into position with one of his coworkers, and fell under the mat during that attempt.

Immediate resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful. The diving support vessel with the corpse of the victim was brought to Emden. An emergency room physician, who was brought from a rescue boat to the scene, could only determine the death of the diver.

The accident and cause of death will be examined in the next few days. The wind farm is being developed by EWE in collaboration with Enova.

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