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Man taken to hospital after getting into trouble on dive in Howth

The man is understood to be in stable condition.
May 8th 2016, 4:19 PM 28,475 21

THE IRISH COAST Guard assisted a man this afternoon who had gotten into trouble during a dive off the Dublin coast.

They were alerted to concerns about a diver who was at the slip at Howth Harbour. The Howth unit was tasked and on arrival they met with a man in his 40s.

He had experienced a rapid ascent while returning to the surface from a 15 metre depth. With a possibility of decompression sickness, the coast guard team provided medical assistance until the arrival of an ambulance.

Advanced paramedics from the National Ambulace Service transported the patient to Beaumont Hospital where his condition is stable.

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