AFM rescues Portuguese diver in Dwejra

Man finds himself in difficulty while diving off Dwejra

File photo
File photo

Earlier today the Armed Forces of Malta were involved in the rescue of a diver, off the coast of Dwejra, Gozo. 

Upon receiving the report, the Rescue Coordination Centre in Luqa deployed an Alouette III helicopter and a Search and Rescue (SAR) launch Melita II based in Gozo, to render assistance.

The diver was spotted waving for help by the crew of Melita II after a search in the Dwejra area.

The Portuguese man, was provided first aid by an AFM rescue swimmer onboard Melita II and transferred to Mgarr harbour where an awaiting ambulance took the patient to Gozo general hospital.