Diver pulled unconscious from water along Alaskan Way


SEATTTLE — A diver was critically injured Monday after having a problem underwater along the Seattle waterfront.

Seattle Fire Department spokeswoman Dana Vander Houwen said the man was with a diving school group in the water at the Bell Street Marina and experienced some sort of problem while wearing a diving helmet.

Other people in the class called 911 and the man was pulled to shore unconscious after being underwater for about five minutes.

Medics performed CPR for about 20 minutes outside the marina at 2201 Alaskan Way and then rushed the man to Harborview Medical Center where he was in critical condition, Vander Houwen said.

The man was diving in about 40 feet of water, but it was not known what went wrong.



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