Angler rescued after falling overboard

Angler rescued after falling overboard
An angler was rescued yesterday morning after falling overboard near Mullaghmore.

An angler was rescued yesterday morning after falling overboard near Mullaghmore.

A spokesperson for Malin Head Coast Guard Marin Rescue said they were alerted by a Mayday message at 9.59am.

The Killybegs Coast Guard lifeboat, which was already out on exercises in Donegal Bay, was tasked and on the scene within minutes. Bundoran RNLI lifeboat and the Sligo CG Rescue 118 helicopter were also tasked to the incident. Two local angling boats which were nearby went to the scene as well.

The crew of the angler’s own boat managed to bring him back aboard and coast guard crew determined that he was safe and well.

All units, apart from the helicopter, were stood down.

The helicopter, which had been en-route to Arranmore Island for a medivac before diverting to Mullaghmore, resumed this operation.

An older woman, understood to be in her 60s, was involved in a road traffic collision late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.

The woman was brought to the emergency department at Letterkenny General Hospital, arriving at 11.30am.