South West Wales

Diver airlifted after fear over ascent off Pembrokeshire

A diver was flown by air ambulance to a decompression chamber after worries about the speed of his surfacing off Pembrokeshire.

Milford Haven coastguard said the man became separated from his dive buddy in the St Brides area on Sunday morning.

His dive boat took him back to Little Haven, where he was met by coastguard and RNLI teams and the air ambulance.

Medics at the hyperbaric unit in Plymouth decided it was best for him to be flown there as a precaution.

A coastguard spokesman said: "He was recreational scuba diving and became separated from his dive buddy.

"During his ascent he had a potential rapid ascent event that caused concern.

"The doctor requested that he be brought in."

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