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Devon diver rescued with help of HMS St Albans dies

The British warship HMS St Albans
Image caption HMS St Albans is based in Portsmouth

A diver who was rescued with the help of a warship off the coast of south Devon has died.

Brixham Coastguard said the 65-year-old man was pronounced dead on arrival at Dorchester Hospital.

The man had got into difficulties after making a "rapid ascent" from a depth of 60m (197ft) while diving near Salcombe on Saturday.

Nearby HMS St Albans responded to a mayday call made by the dive boat and he was airlifted to hospital.

HMS St Albans is a type 23 frigate based in Portsmouth.

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