Fisherman airlifted from vessel off Mizen Head this afternoon

July 22nd, 2022 5:48 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

Rescue 115 was tasked by Valentia Coast Guard this afternoon.

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IN a mission coordinated by the Valentia Coast Guard, the Shannon-based Coast Guard helicopter R115 has airlifted a crewman requiring hospitalisation off an Irish fishing vessel operating approximately 170 miles south west of Mizen Head.

Top cover communication support was provided by an Air Corps casa maritime patrol aircraft.

The airlift took place shortly after 4pm and the helicopter headed for Kerry University hospital where it was scheduled to arrive at 5.30pm.


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