Two scuba divers who went missing off the Pembrokeshire coast late yesterday afternoon (14 November) were found drifting in the dark off Skomer Island by an RNLI lifeboat crew following a two-hour search.
According to the Maritime & Coastguard Agency the divers, a man and a woman, had been due back in Martins Haven with the rest of their group, but when it was reported that they had gone missing a search operation was mounted at 4.45pm.
Involved in the search for the buddy-pair were the Coastguard helicopter; three lifeboats from Angle, St Davids and Little Haven; the Dale and Broad Haven Coastguard rescue teams, police and two tankers that had been in the vicinity.
“The two divers were in a dire situation when the lifeboat found them,” reported the Coastguard, but a later examination by paramedics showed them to be unharmed.
They said they had been caught in a current and swept away from the rest of their group.