Ill diver rescued in major sea operation in Plymouth

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HM Coastguard, the RNLI, paramedics, police officers and a warship were all involved in the rescue [BBC]

An unwell scuba diver was rescued off the coast of Plymouth on Thursday evening, HM Coastguard has said.

It received a mayday call at about 19:15 BST with reports of an unresponsive male diver on the surface.

Two Plymouth RNLI vessels brought the diver to shore where he was handed to waiting paramedics.

A Royal Navy warship, coastguard helicopter and police officers were also involved in the rescue coordinated by HM Coastguard.

Watch officer Lucy Draycott said the rescue team had been told the diver regained consciousness.

"That was a good outcome," she said.

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