- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) - The Coast Guard has medevaced an ailing diver from the San Juan Islands to a Seattle hospital.

Petty Officer 3rd Class Katelyn Shearer says the Coast Guard was alerted Tuesday by a fishing vessel that a diver was suffering from decompression sickness after surfacing too quickly from a dive.

Both a Coast Guard boat and helicopter were dispatched. The 22-year-old man was picked up near Eastsound on Orcas Island and flown to Virginia Mason Hospital. He was not identified and his condition was not known Tuesday evening.



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