Five divers rescued by AFM from coast of Gozo in two operations

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Five divers rescued by AFM from coast of Gozo in two operations

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The Armed Forces of Malta rescued a total of five divers from the coast of Gozo earlier this afternoon, after finding themselves in difficulty at sea.

All divers have been taken to the Gozo General Hospital for further attention, the AFM said.

An Irish diver was winched to land by the AW 139 helicopter in the first rescue.

Four other divers were involved in the second rescue, which was conducted by the Melita 2 in the Wied il-Ghasri area.

The Armed Forces of Malta, in a statement said that it “solicits divers and diving instructors to exercise a high degree of caution and take all necessary measures in order to ensure that recreational diving is carried out safely and without additional risks to sport divers, keeping in mind that the safety of divers is paramount and should be given priority.”

File photo: Armed Forces of Malta

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