Man rescued from water after passer-by hears his shouts for help

first_imgA man has been rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital after being rescued from the water off Arranmore Island this morning.It is understood the man’s 19 foot punt capsized.It is understood a passer-by heard the man’s shouts for help and alerted the emergency services. The man was winched to safety by the Rescue 118 helicopter which was diverted from operations to recover the missing crewmen off Blacksod in Co Mayo.The man was spotted in the water after 10.15am this morning near Oilean Crone and was winched to safety.A nearby fishing boat couldn’t take him from the water.The man is understood to have suffered a leg injury and is also suffering from hypothermia but is otherwise stable. Man rescued from water after passer-by hears his shouts for help was last modified: March 27th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more