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COASTGUARD ROUNDUP: Rescue helicopter airlifts diver with decompression sickness
7:34am Tuesday 10th June 2014 in News
COASTGUARDS were called to attend dive charter boat Wight Spirit at 3.15pm yesterday afternoon after a diver showed signs of decompression sickness.
The boat made a Mayday call reporting the 57-year old man was suffering from decompression sickness after a 65 metre dive roughly 35 miles south of the Isle of Wight.
A coastguard helicopter operating at Portland airlifted the diver from the boat to the landing site in Poole where he was met by coastguard rescue officers, a specialist dive doctor and an ambulance.
He was then taken to the nearby hyperbaric recompression chamber for treatment.
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