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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