Man dies after Cork harbour dive

Roches Point

A post mortem will take place today on the body of a man who died in a diving accident in Cork yesterday evening.

The man - who is believed to be aged in his 40s - had just completed a dive near Roches Point at the entrance to Cork Harbour when he became ill.

He was with other divers at the time of the incident.

Members of the Crosshaven RNLI administered first aid at the scene, but he was unresponsive and was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

"The ambulance was called," said Crosshaven RNLI press officer Jon Mathers.

"Our own doctor, Dr John Murphy, the lifeboat doctor, also met the boat when it arrived in Crosshaven, and first aid continued there.

"The helicopter Rescue 117 from Waterford also landed at Crosshaven with the possible intention of bringing the casualty to hospital.

"In the end, it was quicker to take him by road rather than the helicopter."

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