Rescue 118 responds to major incident off Mayo coast

Sligo-based Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 118 assisted in a major multi-agency operation off the Mayo coast on Friday afternoon which saw a casualty transferred to the care of the HSE.


The alert was raised after a casualty had become seriously ill on a German registered fishing vessel 111 miles west of Erris Head.


Malin Head Coast Guard, the UK Coastguard and Dublin-based 116 also assisted in the mission.


The casualty patient was winched onboard and transported to Sligo by Rescue 118.