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Airlifted Swanage diver dies in hospital

Category: England

Published: 29th Jul 2012 10:39:56

A diver who fell unconscious as he entered the water has died in hospital.

The man, in his 50s, was airlifted from the Viper dive boat after a mayday call on Saturday afternoon. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A Portland Coastguard spokeswoman said he had not dived to any "significant depth" and was not thought to have been suffering from decompression sickness.

She added that lines of inquiry would likely include any pre-existing medical conditions.

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