Coast Guard Medevaced Diver

A coast guard rescue helicopter and boat crews medevaced a 56 year old man after a dive accident 30 miles south of Beaufort Inlet Saturday.

Crewman aboard the dive boat Midnight Express called the coast guard around 10:45 a.M. reporting that a diver had completed a 110-foot dive and upon resurfacing the diver complained over shortness of breath and other symptoms.

The rescue helicopter crew transported the patient to a hospital in Norfolk. No word on his condition.


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  • by Mike Location: Greenville on May 22, 2011 at 12:12 PM
    I was fishing out of beaufort saturday and heard/watched the rescue Saturday. Can never say enough of what a great job the coast guard does.
  • by Decompression sickness Location: ENC on May 22, 2011 at 06:17 AM
    Sounds like a case of decompression sickness. Remember divers, we must always ascend slowly from our dives, especially from 110 ft. That's why we have decompression stops. Good luck to the diver for a speedy recovery.
  • by anon Location: enc on May 22, 2011 at 06:08 AM
    witn; was this the group flying the "Jay_hawk: out of Elizabeth city? 'Semper-paratus' boys!
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