Coast Guard operation underway after man falls ill on fishing boat

first_imgCoast Guard operation underway after man falls ill on fishing boat The rescue services are heading to the scene. By Aoife Barry Share24 Tweet Email Wednesday 22 Feb 2017, 8:44 PM 11 Comments Feb 22nd 2017, 8:44 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URLcenter_img A Coast Guard helicopter. Image: Sam Boal THE COAST GUARD is taking part in another long-range operation today after a crew member fell ill on a fishing vessel.This is the Coast Guard’s second long-range operation in two days, and is taking place off the South West coast.The Irish Air Corps is working with the Coast Guard during the mission.It’s understood a member of crew on a fishing vessel has fallen ill and an Irish naval vessel, which went to assist the man, then put a call into the Coast Guard for a medevac. This involves bringing a person to hospital via helicopter.As the operation is currently underway, no further details are available.Yesterday, rescuers battled difficult conditions to reach a severely injured man on board a Russian vessel. Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTubeRead: Coast Guard rescues severely injured Russian fisherman 140 miles out at sea in heavy winds> 12,071 Views http://jrnl.ie/3253760 Image: Sam Boal A Coast Guard helicopter.last_img

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