Four divers rescued from Dorset coast wreck site

  • 21 August 2011
  • From the section Dorset

Four divers had to be rescued by coastguard helicopter after getting into difficulties when they surfaced too quickly off the Dorset coast.

The had been diving on a wreck off Anvil Point on Saturday morning when they surfaced with symptoms of decompression sickness.

The skipper of dive boat Sidewinder alerted coastguards and the divers were taken to Poole decompression chamber.

In a separate callout a man had to be rescued from his yacht in Studland Bay.

The man, in his 60s, was experiencing severe chest pains and had radioed for help on Saturday evening.

Poole RNLI inshore lifeboat and the all-weather lifeboat crews treated him onboard and then transferred him to a waiting ambulance, which took him to hospital.

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