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Man pulled from sea in Cork after being spotted through telescope

The man got into difficulties on the water off Cobh when he was spotted by a person using a telescope a mile away.

Crosshaven lifeboat (file photo)
Crosshaven lifeboat (file photo)
Image: Facebook

A MAN WHO got into difficulty on the water in Co. Cork at the weekend has the eagle eyes of a telescope user to thank for his rescue.

The man was using his rigid inflatable boat off Haulbowline Island near Cobh when he fell overboard and was injured.

A spokesperson from the RNLI told TheJournal.ie that the man was spotted by chance by another man using a telescope in Crosshaven, who raised the alarm.

The Cork Pilot boat was first on the scene and pulled the man from the water, with the Crosshaven lifeboat brought a doctor to the scene.

The Evening Echo reports that the rescued man later underwent surgery at Cork University Hospital but is now recovering well.

It’s understood the injured man has taken part in RNLI operations himself in the past.

The man got into difficulties in the water off Haulbowline, and was spotted by a telescope user in Crosshaven. Image: Google Maps

Last week the Ballycotton Lifeboat was called after a vessel got into difficulty off the coast of southeast Cork.

Last week: Three lifeboat operations see 20 people rescued over weekend>

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