Irish Coast Guard

Irish Sea rescue after lobster boat carrying three men capsizes

The men are being treated for hypothermia.

THREE LOBSTER FISHERMAN have been airlifted to hospital after their boat capsized off the coast of Wicklow this afternoon.

The lobster boat is believed to have capsized in the Irish Sea at about 2.30pm and the men managed to get on board a life-raft.

The life-raft’s EPERB beacon was activated when it touched the water and the Coast Guard’s Marine Rescue Coordination Centre in Dublin was notified.

The Rescue 116 helicopter based at Dublin Airport was tasked to the location which was about six nautical miles east of Six Mile Point in Wicklow.

The men were airlifted to Tallaght Hospital where they are being treated for hypothermia but are be expected to be okay.

Wicklow lifeboat was also involved in the rescue operation and tugged the lifeboat back to shore.

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