Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) said a man who was injured during diving has been brought to Male’ on Sunday night.
MNDF said the 54-year-old man was admitted at GA. Villingili Atoll Hospital and brought to Male’ around 1:40 a.m. on Sunday night. He was brought to Male’ in MNDF’s helicopter, MNDF said.
According to MNDF, the man suffered decompression sickness while diving and was taken to GA. Villingili Atoll Hospital, and has now been admitted and is receiving treatment at Indhira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH).
Decompression sickness is a condition that results when too rapid decompression causes nitrogen bubbles to form in the tissues of the body, usually suffered by divers (who often call it the bends), and can cause pain in the muscles and joints, cramp, numbness, nausea, and paralysis.
While dangerous incidents during diving are on the increase and many have lost their lives to it, MNDF has been repeatedly advising divers to exercise caution while diving while oxygen tanks.