Yesterday afternoon the Irish Coast Guard were alerted to concerns for a diver who was at the slip at Howth Harbour, Co Dublin. The unit in Howth were tasked and were quickly on scene.
On arrival the team were met with a male diver in his 40s who had experienced a rapid ascent while returning to the surface from 15 meters depth. With the possibility of decompression sickness the Coast Guard team provided medical assistance until the arrival of an ambulance. The casualty was taken to Beaumont Hospital where his condition is stable.
Date: Sunday 8th May
The team were tasked along with Howth RNLI to a May Day call from a boat off Malahide. A Coast Guard unit on scene identified the craft which was now under tow by a launch boat from Malahide Marina. The RNLI crew spoke to the vessel and were comfortable no further assistance was required.