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A Coast Guard helicopter. Sam Boal

Coast Guard operation underway after man falls ill on fishing boat

The rescue services are heading to the scene.

THE COAST GUARD is taking part in another long-range operation today after a crew member fell ill on a fishing vessel.

This is the Coast Guard’s second long-range operation in two days, and is taking place off the South West coast.

The Irish Air Corps is working with the Coast Guard during the mission.

It’s understood a member of crew on a fishing vessel has fallen ill and an Irish naval vessel, which went to assist the man, then put a call into the Coast Guard for a medevac. This involves bringing a person to hospital via helicopter.

As the operation is currently underway, no further details are available.

Yesterday, rescuers battled difficult conditions to reach a severely injured man on board a Russian vessel. / YouTube

Read: Coast Guard rescues severely injured Russian fisherman 140 miles out at sea in heavy winds>

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