Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 1 November 2014

Polish diver killed in accident

An injured man was put into a stretcher and removed from rocks into a lifeboat in one of three weekend accidents, two of them fatal

A Polish man has died in a diving accident in Co Donegal.

The victim, aged in his early 40s, was around four miles off Malin Head when he got into difficulties, a Coastguard spokesman said.

A helicopter airlifted him to Altnagelvin hospital in Derry but he was pronounced dead there.

He is the second diver to die this weekend after a man died while diving near Roches Point at the entrance to Cork Harbour.

Meanwhile, a man has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken ankle after an accident at Fair Head, near Ballycastle in Co Antrim.

A lifeboat crew located him and administered first aid early this morning. A helicopter from Scotland then winched a paramedic to the scene.

A spokesman for the RNLI said: "In a difficult operation, the lifeboat crew and coastguards placed the injured man into a stretcher and recovered him from the rocks to the lifeboat.

"He was then transferred to a waiting ambulance crew at Ballycastle Harbour.

"His condition was stable."

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