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Lifeboat Demo Turns Into Real Rescue

Diver Airlifted

9:04am 19th August 2013
(Updated 10:16am 19th August 2013)

What was supposed to be a rescue demonstration in West Bay turned into a real life drama on Sunday.

Weymouth lifeboat was tasked to transport a diver that was suffering from the bends to the recompression chamber in Poole.

Portland Coastguard Helicopter was tied up on a rescue in Chepstow and the nearest helicopter was coming from Lee On Solent.

Weymouth Lifeboat met the chopper to cut down on the journey time - which took 45 minutes.

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