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Dublin: 8 °C Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Three fishermen rescued by helicopter after boat capsizes in sea

The crew of the fishing boat were hospitalised with hypothermia.


THREE MEN ARE recovering this morning after their boat capsized in the Irish Sea yesterday.

The Dublin Coast Guard rescued the crew of the fishing boat from a life raft in waters off Louth at around 11.30am.

The men were left suffering from hypothermia following the sinking of the boat.

They were taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda after being transferred to a helicopter off the Isle of Man near Carlingford.

The Irish Coast Guard said it responded to the incident after the emergency beacon of their boat went off, signalling the crew were in distress.

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