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Lobsterman Winched To Safety By Sligo Coastguard Helicopter After Getting Caught In Own Ropes

11th April 2016
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The Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118 The Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118

#Rescue - A lobster fisherman was rescued after getting tangled in his vessel's ropes when it overturned off the Donegal coast on Saturday evening (9 April).

As TheJournal.ie reports, the rescue of the solo fisherman proved difficult for local coastguard and lifeboat teams due to the heavy swell at Inishinny, off Arranmore Island.

That's when the Sligo-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118 came in to free the man from his vessel and winch him to safety.

Rescue 118 was later called out to rescue a number of surfers in difficulty of the Leitrim coast, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

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MacDara Conroy

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