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Quarry diving victim named as Edinburgh drama teacher

George Heriot's in shock over death of Kelda Henderson in Inverkeithing, Fife.

Prestonfield Quarry: Police pulled body from water on Monday morning.
Prestonfield Quarry: Police pulled body from water on Monday morning. STV

A woman who died during a diving accident has been named as school teacher Kelda Henderson.

Ms Henderson was diving at Prestonhill Quarry in Inverkeithing, Fife, on Sunday when she failed to resurface.

Her body was recovered on Monday morning from the water.

Ms Henderson was a teacher in the drama department at George Heriot's in Edinburgh.

The mother-of-one was highly respected at the school.

Principal Cameron Wyllie said: "Ms Henderson was an immensely talented, compassionate and vibrant person who loved teaching drama.

"She inspired a love of her subject in many young people over the years. Those of us at school are very shocked."

Inspector Ian Stephen of Dalgety Bay Police Station said: "This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Kelda's family and friends as they come to terms with this terrible loss.

"We are supporting Kelda's family at this time through specially trained officers.

"Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident. I would like to thank the officers, public and partner agencies who assisted with our search.

"We would ask that Kelda's family and friends are left to grieve in private at this difficult time."

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