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Man Dies After Fishing Boat Capsize Off Mayo

11th April 2018
Rescue 118, pictured above, airlifted three casualties from a life raft 16 miles off Eagle Island Rescue 118, pictured above, airlifted three casualties from a life raft 16 miles off Eagle Island

The Irish Mirror reports that a man has died after a fishing boat capsized off the Mayo coast yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 10 April).

It’s understood that the deceased was a man in his 50s from North Mayo. He was one of three men recovered from a life raft some 16 miles off Eagle Island after their vessel sank.

Ballyglass RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard’s Sligo-based helicopter Rescue 118 were immediately tasked to search the area when a Mayday broadcast was picked up shortly after 12.30pm.

Rescue 118 spotted flares less than an hour later and proceeded to airlift the casualties for transfer to Sligo University Hospital.

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MacDara Conroy

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