South Scotland

'Unresponsive' diver airlifted from boat off St Abb's Head

Helicopter Image copyright RNLI Eyemouth
Image caption The casualty was airlifted to Aberdeen by the coastguard helicopter

An unresponsive diver on a boat off the Borders coast has been airlifted to a specialist treatment centre.

Both RNLI boats at Eyemouth and the St Abbs independent lifeboat were sent to the scene off St Abb's Head at about 16:15 on Sunday.

They quickly reached the dive boat and were able to assist.

The casualty - who was showing signs of recovery - was airlifted to the Aberdeen hypobaric chamber by the coastguard helicopter.

Once the airlift was complete the lifeboats were stood down and returned to their station.

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