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Man dies after being rescued off the coast of Inishbofin

The Coast Guard received a call at 2.20am.

Queen of Arran ferry off coast of Inishbofin
Queen of Arran ferry off coast of Inishbofin
Image: Photocall Ireland

A MAN HAS DIED after he was rescued off the coast of Inishbofin, a small island off the coast of Connemara in County Galway.

According to the Coast Guard a call from the National Air Medical Centre was received at 2.20am requesting a medic evacuation.


The Sligo helicopter and Cliffden lifeboat answered the call. However, the man was picked up by the normal island ferry, which was taking him back to the mainland.

The man was receiving medical attention on board the ferry. The lifeboat met the ferry and took the man to Cleggan pier at about 3am.

The man was then transferred to the ambulance services. It is understood the man later died and a post mortem is due to take place on the deceased.

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