Rescued diver had the bends

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A DIVER thought to be suffering with the bends was rescued by Eastbourne coastguards on Tuesday (June 28).

The dive boat took the 41-year-old man to Sovereign Harbour where he was met by coastguards and ambulance crews.

He was assessed and believed to be suffering from the bends. The casualty, from Staines, was taken to the DGH landing site before being collected by coastguard helicopter and taken to a decompression chamber in Chichester.