Man arrested following diver death

Picture: Gary Sissons

Marine Investigation Unit detectives are investigating following the death of a diver in the bay yesterday (5 May).

A 41-year-old man from Carrum Downs contacted police and was subsequently arrested in Mordialloc today.

The incident happened when a diver, a 29-year-old Blackburn man, was allegedly struck by a speed boat in the bay between Frankston and Mornington just before 1pm.

The injured diver and his dive partner were picked up out of the water by a passing boat and were conveyed to the Frankston pier.

Paramedics performed CPR on the man but unfortunately he died on the pier.

The second diver, also aged in his mid-20s, did not require medical assistance.

The Carrum Downs man is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

Investigators are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or knows the identity of the driver of the boat involved in the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report online at

Diving death: The surviving diver walks back to dry land. Picture: Gary Sissons

Diving death: Water Police scour the area off Mt Eliza. Picture: Gary Sissons
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