diver airlifted

  • A Coast Guard helicopter has airlifted a diver today to Galway University Hospital.

    The diver is understood to have been diving at the wreck of the Lusitania about 12 miles off the Old head of Kinsale, and suffered a diving illness.

    The diver was recovered from the sea by Naval Ship the LE George Bernard Shaw and received initial medical attention at Cork University Hospital before being transferred to the recompression facility at University Hospital Galway.