A HEARTBROKEN dad is planning to fly to Albania to “find justice” for his Brit daughter who tragically drowned in a scuba diving accident.
Rebecca Gannon, 29, from Stone in Staffordshire, died in September after she got into difficulty on a diving trip with her boyfriend in Saranda, a resort on the southern coast.
BPMRebecca Gannon died on a diving trip in Albania last month[/caption]
Rebecca, 29, lived in Stafford with boyfriend of four years Robert KeransBPM
Her dad, George, said her death has “absolutely destroyed” the family, Stoke on Trent Live reports.
Rebecca – known as Beccie – had apparently noticed something was wrong with her diving gear and asked for it to be changed before she dived to an old wreck.
George, 61, said he understands his daughter came back up “panicking and asking for help” after just five minutes under the surface.
A diving instructor reportedly jumped in to save the Brit – but she went down again.
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Rebecca’s cause of death has been ruled as “drowning” – but her devastated family are now calling for answers over her death.
George told Stoke on Trent Live: “I’m going to put my daughter to rest and then go straight to Albania and stay there until I find out how she was killed.
“I was completely heartbroken and I have never been in my whole life, now I am angry.
“We haven’t got any justice and I won’t come back until I am able to tell my wife and children I’ve found justice. I won’t leave until I get the answers.”
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Once in Albania, George plans to gather as much information as he can about Rebecca’s death – and he’s prepared to take matters to court.
The family have set up a JustGiving page to “raise money to uncover the truth behind her passing”.
“I will stay there as long as possible to find out the truth,” George said.
“We’re talking about a 29-year-old lady who had the whole world ahead of her. By somebody’s stupidity or lack of experience, she is now dead.”
Rebecca’s brother Joey added: “It would mean the world to get answers.
“We’ll never sleep easy until we find out the truth.”
Rebecca’s boyfriend of four years, Robert Kerans, said there were three instructors for the 12 divers on the diving trip.
But he claimed one of the instructors, Gerta Brozi, didn’t seem to “pay much attention” to the pre-dive checks – and said there had been a problem with Rebecca’s equipment.
He told MailOnline: “She checked the equipment but she didn’t seem to pay much attention.
“I know that there was a problem with Rebecca’s regulator but Gerta said it had been solved.”
One of the diving instructors, Saimir Kushova, 45, was arrested in connection with Rebecca’s death.
He reportedly tried to save her and managed to pull her to the surface before others frantically tried to help.
Kushova was reportedly arrested on suspicion of violating health and safety rules and illegally employing a diving instructor who was not fully qualified.
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It’s not clear if he has been charged.
Saranda is a popular spot for divers due to its underwater visibility – which ranges from 15 metres up to 30 metres.
BPMGeorge and Gillian Gannon, Rebecca’s parents[/caption]