Diver rescued from rough seas off Dwejra

A 39-year old Maltese diver was earlier today rescued by an Armed Forces of Malta helicopter from the rough seas off Dwejra's inland sea in Gozo.

According to the Armed Forces of Malta, (AFM), Godwin Abela was diving in the company of another diver when he could not reach the inlet in the Dwejra coastline's rock face that leads back into the inland sea.

Abela's diving companion managed successfully to make it to shore and with the help of people who were present at the moment, managed to alert the AFM's Operations Centre at Luqa Barracks.

An AFM Air Wing Alouette rescue-helicopter was scrambled to scene, an AFM statement said. The helicopter located the stranded diver in force 5 to 6 seas as the winds blew locally in a North to North Westerly direction.
Abela was then winch-hoisted safely on baord the helicopter and taken to an ambulance which was waiting nearby.
The diver is reported to be in good health but slightly fatigued following the incident.