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Last Updated: Sunday, 13 May 2007, 10:46 GMT 11:46 UK
Divers recover after sea rescue
Coastguard/Pic: John Dobbie
The alarm was raised when the two divers got into trouble
Two divers have been rescued after getting into difficulties in the water off the west coast of Scotland.

The men had been diving off the Inverkip-registered vessel The Clutha south of Dunoon when Clyde Coastguard were alerted just before 1000 BST.

One man has been taken to a specialist facility on Cumbrae which treats divers suffering from the bends.

The other man is said to be more seriously ill and has been taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.

Duty-watch manager at Clyde Coastguard Stewart Atkinson was overseeing the rescue operation.

He told BBC Scotland: "It is slightly unusual to have two divers in trouble at the same time but it is not unknown.

"Often when you get diving emergencies it's a case of one person panicking which has caused the second person to get into trouble."

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