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Woman rescued after panicking during Zenobia dive (updated)

The Zenobia shipwreck off the coast of Larnaca is popular with divers

A British woman was rescued on Tuesday morning after she panicked while taking a diving lesson near the Zenobia shipwreck in Larnaca.

According to police, the 27-year-old woman was diving with her husband, a doctor, and a diving instructor at 10.30am when she panicked under water.

Her husband and the instructor pulled her to the surface and took her on board the boat.

Since they suspected she had swallowed water they provided first aid administering oxygen, police said.

She was then rushed to shore by marine police and from there taken to Larnaca general hospital for further treatment.

The woman has recovered fully and is reported to be in good health.

Clarifying that it assumes no responsibility for the incident, the company that owns the Zenobia shipwreck said that it has filed multiple requests with the authorities to restore order in the sea surrounding the shipwreck, which it describes as currently being in a state of “anarchy and illegality”.

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