Diver Rescued from Shallow Reef Near Mala Wharf

On Saturday May 18 at 12:57 p.m., the Department of Fire & Public Safety was called to assist in the rescue of a scuba diver in distress near Mala Wharf.

Officials say a 28- year-old female got separated from her scuba diving group and ended up on a shallow reef.

A witness on the beach called 9-1-1.

When fire fighters arrived, the woman was waving her arms. A lifeguard on a rescue watercraft arrived on scene along with a firefighter on a surfboard.

The woman was brought in to shore and did not need any medical treatment.

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