Navy Helicopter Rescues Unconscious Diver

A 43-year-old diver was rescued about 23 miles south of Morehead City by a Navy helicopter Sunday afternoon after officials say he was unconscious and unresponsive.

Around 9:24 a.m. the Sea Quest II contacted officials saying that a diver needed immediate medical attention.

A navy helicopter from the USS De Wart, pictured above, then responded and airlifted the man to Norfolk Sentara Hospital.

No more information was given about the divers current condition.

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  • by Wayne Location: Burgaw on May 3, 2011 at 07:27 AM
    We were fishing in the area and understood one of the latest radio conversations to indicate the diver did not survive.
  • by BJ Location: Greenville on May 2, 2011 at 08:02 AM
    My thought and prayers go out to this man and his family. Hope he can recover. I applaud the Navy and all of the officials that respond to any diver or boater in need of help.
  • by gabriell lee Location: williamston middle school on May 2, 2011 at 04:58 AM
    ong is he okay

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