Divers taken to hospital after rescue

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Two divers have been taken to hospital after being rescued by a search party.

Forth Coastguard was called by a diving group at around 5.30pm last night and told that two men had failed to resurface from a dive in the Firth of Forth.

Four lifeboats from Dunbar, Anstruther and North Berwick went to the scene, along with the RAF Boulmer helicopter based in Northumberland.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: “The area the divers were lost in was so vast that we needed as many people searching as possible. Thankfully, the men were spotted by a Dunbar lifeboat at around 6.20pm and a paramedic dropped down from RAF Boulmer to treat them.

“It was decided that the men did not need immediate hospital treatment so they were transported to North Berwick by helicopter and were met by an ambulance, rather than flying directly to hospital.”