A man has died while diving off the coast of Donegal.
The 45 year old man was among a group of divers in the water approximately four nautical miles off Malin Head.
The man got into difficulty and was brought to the surface.
At 7.50am this morning a distress signal on maritime channel 16 was sent to Malin Head Radio Coastguard.
The coastguard immediately alerted both the Lough Swilly Lifeboat and also Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo.
“The called was sent to us at 7.50am and we immediately contacted the Lough Swilly Lifeboat and the Rescue 188 helicopter based at Sligo was also scrambled to the scene,” said a spokesman for Malin Head coastguard.
However, a British Navy Sea King 177 helicopter which was in the area at the time got to the casualty first.
He was rushed to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry but was pronounced dead a short time later.
The identity of the dead man, who was a Polish national, has not yet been released.
The man and a group of other Polish nationals who were pleasure-diving at a depth of 43 metres on a shipwreck.
He is the second diver to die this weekend.
Another diver was killed while diving near Cork Harbour.