Bends drama in Cabo de Palos
A 14-year-old girl suffered an attack of the bends while diving in Cabo de Palos.
She needed to be taken to hospital for treatment in a hyperbaric chamber where she breathed pure oxygen.
The event took place at around 6.45 pm last Thursday, at which time the 061 emergency line received a call requesting health care for an adolescent who was showing symptoms of fatigue.
The young woman, who was scuba diving with a group belonging to a centre based in Cabo de Palos, had to be helped back on board when she surfaced and was immediately given oxygen.
Medics attended the girl once ashore and transferred her to a clinic in Cartagena.
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