Giant tuna drags diver to the depths

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A scuba diver is recovering after being dragged down 90m/300ft by a giant tuna.

It is thought that Ramir Te was spear fishing off the coast of Saranggani province in southern Philippines at a depth of 25m/80ft, when the huge fish became entangled with his harness, rapidly dragging him downwards as it tried to escape.

He managed to break free and surface, but was suffering from decompression sickness (more commonly known as "the bends") so was airlifted by coast guard helicopter to the Philippines coastguard search and rescue vessel San Juan, where he was placed in a recompression chamber to recover.

The species of tuna involved, or the fate of the unfortunate fish in not known.