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Monday 18 November 2019

Coastguard involved in perilous rescue mission 260km off Cork coast

Niall O'Connor

THE Coastguard Helicopter is involved in a long range rescue operation off the South West Coast.

Rescue 117 based at Waterford refuelled in Castletownbere, Co Cork and then began the perilous flight to an unnamed fishing boat located 130-140 nautical miles off the Cork coast.

It is understood that a crew man has fallen ill on the vessel and needs urgent medical treatment.

No further details available at this time.

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