Northern Ireland

Ballycastle: Diver taken to hospital by PSNI helicopter

Diver airlifted to hospital Image copyright Kevin McAuley
Image caption The woman was airlifted to hospital by the police helicopter

A female diver has been airlifted to hospital after becoming ill in the sea near Ballycastle, County Antrim, on Saturday afternoon.

The woman, who is believed to be in her 50s, was taken to Craigavon Area Hospital by the police helicopter.

The Coastguard was contacted shortly after 17:00 BST.

The woman is being treated in the hospital's decompression chamber and is in a stable condition.