BREAKING NEWS - Killybegs fishing tragedy

A Donegal fisherman, believed to be from north Inishowen, died this morning, after an accident off the coast of Mayo.

A Donegal fisherman, believed to be from north Inishowen, died this morning, after an accident off the coast of Mayo.

A spokesperson for Malin Head Coast Guard Marine Rescue confirmed that the man went into the water at around 10.20am, while fishing on board a Killybegs-based trawler.

The crew were able to bring the man back onto the vessel but were unable to resuscitate him, the spokesperson added.

He was airlifted by the Sligo rescue helicopter and brought to Sligo Airport, where medics pronounced him dead.

The man’s name has not yet been released, pending notification of family.