Lowestoft lifeboat launched to aid diver with medical problems

The RNLI "Spirit of Lowestoft" lifeboat was called out. Picture: NICK BUTCHER.

The RNLI "Spirit of Lowestoft" lifeboat was called out. Picture: NICK BUTCHER. - Credit: Archant © 2009

Lowestoft lifeboat has been launched this afternoon (Wednesday) following reports of a 'medical' incident aboard a dive boat.

The Spirit of Lowestoft lifeboat was called out to assist with a medical evacuation of a diver off a vessel, which is understood to be off the south east of Lowestoft.

This afternoon's call-out comes after a diver died last Friday afternoon during a diving trip off the Norfolk coast.

The Great Yarmouth and Gorleston lifeboat was called to the Hearty Knoll, about 17-miles north-east of Great Yarmouth, after Christopher Vanstone, 49, from Brixton in south London, died from drowning.

He was in a group of seven aboard the Raider V diving boat, which had set off from Lowestoft, when he became unwell and had to make an emergency ascent.


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