30 September 2005

USA: Coast Guard rescues diver near Coronado Islands

An unconscious 70-year-old man was plucked from the water after a diving accident near the Coronado Islands.

The U.S. Coast Guard said the accident occurred during the victim's second dive Monday from the commercial diving boat "Ocean Express."

Coast Guard Lt. Rick Hipes said authorities were notified at 2 p.m. that the diver had been found unconscious. He had regained consciousness by the time a rescue helicopter reached the scene about 30 minutes later.

The victim was flown to UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest and placed in a hyperbaric chamber. His name was not released.

Source: www.nbcsandiego.com


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