Man with severe burns airlifted to hospital

Man with severe burns airlifted to hospital
A Ballintra man is fighting for his life after an incident involving petrol and a fire at his home.

A Ballintra man is fighting for his life after an incident involving petrol and a fire at his home.

Ambulance paramedics requested the Coast Guard Rescue helicopter at 8.20pm this evening, a spokesperson from Malin Head said.

“The helicopter was on the scene by 9pm and transferred the casualty, who suffered severe, extensive burns, to St Joseph Hospital.”

The man is understood to be around 60 years of age.