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Divers Rescued Off Sligo In Heavy Seas

19th March 2017
The Sligo Bay lifeboat was involved in this morning's dive boat rescue The Sligo Bay lifeboat was involved in this morning's dive boat rescue Photo: RNLI/Sligo Bay

#Rescue - The Irish Times reports on the rescue of eight divers off the Sligo coast after a boat capsized this morning (Sunday 19 March).

Sligo Bay RNLI were tasked to the scene off Aughris Pier in Sligo town after the incident during a diving excursion, rescuing seven from a heavy swell.

An eighth person was subsequently recovered from the water and airlifted to Sligo Hospital by the Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118, which was diverted from the ongoing search for the missing crew of Rescue 116.

Independent.ie reports that the latter diver was in serious condition, and that a second diver was later hospitalised.

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MacDara Conroy

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