A DIVER has been airlifted to hospital after an emergency at sea.

Newhaven Lifeboat crews and a Coastguard helicopter were called to a diving vessel which had got into trouble at about 10.30am today. 

A spokesman for the RNLI said the diver, who was found off the coast of Newhaven, had been medically evacuated. 

They were then flown to hospital for medical treatment.