Diver’s condition stable

The diver is passed into the care of paramedics before being  airlifted to Canberra.

The diver is passed into the care of paramedics before being airlifted to Canberra.

A 24-year-old Victorian man who was found unconscious on the sea floor while snorkelling near Leonards Island yesterday is in a stable condition in Canberra Hospital.

The man was unresponsive for around 20 minutes yesterday, with first aid performed by his partner, Eden Water Police and Eden ambulance paramedics.

He was placed in an induced coma and airlifted by the Snowy Hydro SouthCare helicopter to Canberra Hospital just after 2pm yesterday.

A hospital spokesperson confirmed this morning that he has been brought out of the coma and is in a stable condition.

A timeline for his discharge was not available.

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