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Portland helicopter airlifters diver with the bends
9:58am Saturday 28th September 2013 in News
Portland coastguard helicopter airlifted a diver with decompression sickness to hospital.
Yesterday afternoon Portland coastguards sent the Portland helicopter to Vobster Quarry, west of Frome in Somerset, after they received a call saying a diver had made a rapid ascent and was suffering from decompression sickness.
The man was airlifted to Poole hyperbaric recompression chamber for treatment.
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