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Diver airlifted after taking ill off the North Coast

The police helicopter brought the woman to hospital. Credit: Kevin McAuley / McAuley Multimedia

A woman in her 50s is in a stable condition in hospital after a diving incident off the North Coast.

It’s understood she had been in the water between Ballycastle and Rathlin Island on Saturday afternoon before taking ill.

Emergency crews were called at around 5pm.

The PSNI helicopter brought the woman to Craigavon Area Hospital where she has received treatment in the decompression chamber.

A spokesperson for the hospital later described her condition as stable.

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