Diver injury halts search of sunken Kilkeel boat

 

The search of the sunken Tullaghmurray Lassoff Kilkeel has been suspended today due to injuries to a member of the diving team.

A navy diver was brought to hospital last night after being rushed to the surface suffering from pains to his arms. He and the head of the diving team are now recovering in a decompression chamber.

The injured man is the second diver to be hurt during the attempt to recover the bodies of three generations of the Greene family, who died when their fishing boat sank in February.

Another rescuer suffered burst eardrums while searching the wreckage in the 160-foot deep water off the Co Down coast.

The divers are working to recover the bodies of Michael Greene (54), his son (33) and grandson (10), both called Michael.

The cause of the tragedy is not known.