Pembrokeshire diver airlifted to decompression chamber

First published in News by , Reporter

A PEMBROKESHIRE diver was airlifted to a decompression chamber on Sunday morning (August 3) over fears that he surfaced too quickly.

The man was scuba diving in the St Brides area when he became separated from his dive buddy.

A Milford Haven Coastguard spokesman said: “During his ascent he had a potential rapid ascent event that caused concern.

"The doctor requested that he be brought in."

His dive boat brought him to Little Haven at around 11.50am, where he was met by the Wales Air Ambulance, the Broad Haven Coastguard Rescue Team and the Little Haven inshore lifeboat.

The man was airlifted to the Diving Diseases Research Centre in Plymouth and was placed in a decompression chamber as a precaution.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

12:02pm Mon 4 Aug 14

willowess77 says...

I do believe 2 lovely chaps in an emergency ambulance was there to meet and deal with the diver rather than the welsh air ambulance who came along later to transport the patient !! #feelinggratefulandt
hankfulforthe hardworkingguyswhowo
rkontheroad
I do believe 2 lovely chaps in an emergency ambulance was there to meet and deal with the diver rather than the welsh air ambulance who came along later to transport the patient !! #feelinggratefulandt hankfulforthe hardworkingguyswhowo rkontheroad willowess77
  • Score: 1

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree