Two divers rescued by RNAS Culdrose helicopter from Scilly lighthouse
TWO divers have been rescued after getting into difficulties near the Bishop's Rock lighthouse off the Isles of Scilly.
A dive boat raised the alarm just before 10am this morning when one of its divers lost consciousness after surfacing.
A helicopter from RNAS Culdrose flew the man to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, before returning for a second diver who had made a rapid ascent.
The second diver was taken on board the St Mary's lifeboat which motored east toward the mainland, rendezvousing with the RNAS helicopter about 10-12 miles east of Scilly.
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He was then flown to the hyperbaric chamber at the Diving Diseases Research Centre (DDRC) in Plymouth.
His condition is not known but a spokesman for Falmouth Coastguard said: "They'd been diving at a depth of 35-36 metres which is quite a long way to come up without proper decompression stops."