Friday 23 August 2019

Diver (30s) who was airlifted from boat off Donegal coast dies

The Irish Coast Guard pictured during a training exercise (Stock photo)
The Irish Coast Guard pictured during a training exercise (Stock photo)

Stephen Maguire

A diver has died following an incident off the coast of Donegal.

The diver was airlifted from a boat off Inishowen around 1pm yesterday afternoon.

The man is in his 30s but it has not been confirmed if he is local.

It has now been confirmed the diver passed away in hospital.

Malin Head Coastguard received a report of a diver who was unconscious on a dive boat north of Malin Head.

The diver was rushed to Letterkenny University Hospital by the Rescue 118 helicopter for treatment but was pronounced dead on arrival.

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