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Monday, August 3, 2020

Diver found and airlifted from Rathlin
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A diver is in hospital after being rescued off the coast of Rathlin Island.The coastguard said the man was airlifted to Craigavon Area Hospital on Sunday afternoon. He is in a stable condition.

Two rescue helicopters from Sligo in the Republic of Ireland and one from Prestwick in Scotland were involved in the rescue operation.

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A number of lifeboats were deployed and several other vessels responded.

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The Southern Health Trust said the diver was brought to Craigavon Area Hospital as a precaution because it has a decompression chamber.

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