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Dramatic footage shows moment unconscious diver was rescued

Dramatic footage shows moment unconscious diver was rescued

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 2:15pm 15th May 2019.

Photo/video: Newquay RNLI

Video footage has been released of a dramatic rescue off the coast of Newquay.

An unconscious diver was pulled from the sea on Saturday morning.

The town's lifeboat, Coastguard rescuers and a helicopter were all scrambled to the scene after a mayday call.

The man was airlifted to Derriford Hospital where he remained overnight.

Newquay RNLI has wished him a speedy recovery.

"He was transferred to the charity's Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat after regaining consciousness and was treated by the RNLI crew, one of whom is a paramedic, before being airlifted from the lifeboat by the crew of the Coastguard search and rescue helicopter and flown to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.

"Other local boats had also answered the call for help, including one with two doctors on-board who offered medical advice over the radio.

"Members of Newquay Coastguard met the diver's colleagues at Newquay Harbour, where the lifeboat crew returned just before midday."

Newquay RNLI

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