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Man hospitalized after falling ill while deep diving off San Pedro

November 15, 2010 |  6:12 pm

A 48-year-old man became seriously ill Monday after making deep dives off the coast and has been hospitalized, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

Firefighters were called to Berth 77 in San Pedro shortly before 4 p.m., Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott said.

The man, whose name was not released, had made two deep dives off what appeared to be a commercial vessel when he fell ill, Scott said.

The man was taken to Catalina Medical Center, where he is in serious condition.

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-- Rick Rojas

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