Friday, July 22, 2022

A fisherman has been airlifted from a vessel 170 miles off the coast of Mizen Head on Friday.

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

Top cover communication support was provided by an Air Corps Casa Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

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

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