Incident

Diver airlifted to hospital after incident off Donegal island

Incident near Tory Island

By Eamonn McFadden

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By Eamonn McFadden

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eamonn.mcfadden@donegaldemocrat.com

BREAKING: Fisherman rescued in Donegal waters close to Arranmore and Maghery

Rescue 118

A man has airlifted after getting into difficulty while diving north of Tory Island today, was described as being in a stable condition in Letterkenny University Hospital.
Malin Head Coast Guard Station alerted the 118 CoastGuard Helicopter from Sligo and the Lough Swilly Lifeboat team of the incident at 11.40am.
The incident occurred as a group were deep sea diving 17 miles off the north of Tory island.
The helicopter arrived at the scene and airlifted the casualty to Letterkenny as a precaution but he was expected to make a full recovery, a spokesman confirmed.
The Lough Swilly RNLI team, who were making there way to the scene, were stood down once the man was airlifted.