Diver rushed to hospital after suffering heart attack

A MAN has been rushed to hospital after suffering a heart attack while diving off the coast of Ballina this morning.

Ballina Jet Boat was called out to pull the unconscious 45-year-old man from the water, who was understood to have gone into cardiac arrest while diving.

It is understood the 45-year-old man suffered a cardiac arrest while diving.

Police and paramedics rushed to the Ballina Jet Boat headquarters on Regatta St to pick the man up.

When they arrived he was unconscious and not breathing.

The man was taken by ambulance to Ballina Hospital in a critical condition.

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