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A GP who died in mysterious circumstances while diving probably suffered heart failure, according to a pathologist.

An inquest heard that Llanelli GP Dr Nicholas Lupini probably had microscopic fibrosis of heart tissue ­ tiny flaws that could affect electrical conduction. The inquest heard diving equipment appeared to be working properly.

But Home Office pathologist Stephen Leadbeatter said he could not be certain what Dr Lupini had died of and recorded a verdict of misadventure.

He said: 'I can't really say what led to Dr Lupini's death or even that he drowned.'

Dr Lupini, who was 55, shouted 'Help' before sinking to his death. He was an experienced diver and was making his second dive of the day, at the Paviland Cave, Gower, where he was testing his new digital camera.

Dr Lupini's body was recovered 11 days after his death.

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