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Limerick Man Dies After Roches Point Dive

15th June 2014
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Limerick Man Dies After Roches Point Dive

#Diving - RTÉ News reports that a man has died while diving near Roches Point at Cork Harbour yesterday (14 June).

The 45-year-old from Limerick, believed to be a member of a volunteer dive search and rescue team in North Cork, was rushed to treatment after surfacing from a dive.

Crosshaven RNLI reports that its lifeboat met the dive craft off Fort Camden and transferred volunteer crew member Ian Venner on board to administer first aid to the casualty.

The lifeboat was met ashore by lifeboat medical advisor Dr John Murphy, and first Aid continued until the casualty was handed over to the ambulance service. The Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 117 from Waterford was also tasked.



The diver later died at Cork University Hospital.

RTÉ News has more on the story HERE.

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