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Coast Guard operation underway after man falls ill on fishing boat

The rescue services are heading to the scene.

A Coast Guard helicopter.
A Coast Guard helicopter.
Image: Sam Boal

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.

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

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