THREE MEN have died after their small fishing boat capsized in waters off Co Waterford.
The men had been out in a 20-foot ‘punt’, a small man-powered fishing boat, about half a mile off Brownstown Head near Tramore.
It is understood that the alarm was raised when local fisherman realised that the vessel had not returned from its trip.
A search and rescue helicopter from Waterford, and a RNLI lifeboat from Dunmore East, were dispatched at about 5:45pm.
The helicopter identified the first casualty ten minutes later, while the lifeboat identified and recovered the second casualties shortly afterwards.