Updated: 13/07/17 : 04:36:50
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Sligo Rescue 118 in offshore diver rescue

A diver has been airlifted to hospital in Letterkenny after an incident 17 miles north of Toraigh.

It is understood the man, who was part of a group diving in the area, suffered a rapid ascent.

The Coast Guard station in Malin Head was alerted and tasked the Lough Swilly Lifeboat and the Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo to the area.

The diver was taken by helicopter to Letterkenny University Hospital, where he is understood to be recovering and not in a serious condition.