Man airlifted from Donegal town to hospital

Man airlifted from Donegal town to hospital
A man who suffered a heart attack was airlifted from Donegal Town to Galway Hospital this morning.

A man who suffered a heart attack was airlifted from Donegal Town to Galway Hospital this morning.

Paramedics requested the transfer at 8.59am, a spokesperson for Malin Head Coast Guard Rescue has confirmed.

The Sligo 118 Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter collected the 56-year-old male patient at the football pitch and brought him to Galway Hospital, arriving at 10.15am.

The man was then transferred to the care of hospital staff.

On Wednesday afternoon, Bundoran RNLI lifeboat was launched to assist in the search for a vessel which failed to return at its appointed time. The search was centred around the Streedagh area of County Sligo. Sligo Bay lifeboat was also launched to assist in the search in poor visibility conditions as were Killybegs coast Guard and the Sligo based Rescue 118 Helicopter.

Following a search of around 25 minutes, the overdue vessel was found grounded near Milk Harbour. The boat owner was airlifted to Sligo General Hospital and his condition is unknown.