A WOMAN who died after a diving accident at Prestonhill Quarry on Sunday night has been named.

Kelda Henderson, from Edinburgh, failed to resurface from the water at the abandoned quarry in Inverkeithing.

Emergency services raced to the popular diving site at around 10pm, after friends of the female diver and school teacher raised the alarm after she failed to resurface.

A major search mission continued into Monday morning, and it is believed that rescue teams pulled the 36-year-old's body from the water around 10.30am.

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."

Inquiries into the full circumstances are going and Ms Henderson’s death is currently being treated as unexplained. 

A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

The quarry had previously claimed the lives of two teenagers since 2014.

Cameron Lancaster, 18, died in August 2014 carrying out an 'ice bucket challenge', and John McKay, also 18, died on June 18 the following year.