A 28-year-old man is in hospital today following an underwater incident in St. John’s harbour at the New Dock property.
— Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram
The RNC says officers were called to the scene about 12:14 p.m. today to a report of an unresponsive male.
The man, a diver, had been working underwater when the incident happened and was removed from the water.
The nature of the work he was doing has not been confirmed at this point, however, the RNC says he was not welding and appears not to have been hit by any object.
The man was conscious when being transported to hospital from the site.
While the man was apparently in the water by himself, other workers were monitoring him on shore and he had a camera on his helmet.
Occupational Health and Safety has been called to the scene to determine the cause of the incident.