A FISHERMAN that had fallen ill while at sea was airlifted to Letterkenny University Hospital this afternoon.
The fisherman, who was 20 nautical miles off Malin Head, was successfully winced onboard the Rescue Helicopter 118 and taken to Letterkenny hospital.
“Lough Swilly RNLI were paged today at 13.07 by Malin Head Coast Guard Radio to a sick fisherman 20 nautical miles off Malin Head,” said a spokesperson for Lough Swilly RNLI.
“The fisherman was successfully winched onboard Rescue Helicopter 118 and taken to Letterkenny Hospital. The Lough Swilly volunteer crew were stood down and returned to Buncana to refuel and make ready for service.
“Remember if you’re in trouble in or on the water or see someone in difficulty, please dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.”