South Scotland

St Abbs diver flown for 'bends' hospital treatment

A diver has been airlifted to hospital with a suspected case of decompression sickness, coastguards said.

The diver was picked up from St Abbs in the Scottish Borders on Saturday afternoon by a helicopter scrambled from RAF Boulmer in Northumberland.

He was suffering from breathing difficulties and was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, which is the nearest site with decompression facilities.

A Forth Coastguard spokesman said no further details were available.

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