Crewman airlifted off fishing vessel 25 miles west of Blasket Islands

A man was airlifted off a fishing vessel last night 25 miles west of the Blasket Islands. Photo copyright Radio Kerry 2016Valentia Coast Guard co-ordinated the medi-vac which saw Shannon Rescue Helicopter 115 come to the aid of the crew man on board the Dutch vessel around midnight. The man was taken by helicopter to Shannon Airport where he was transferred to University Hospital Limerick at aproximately 12.30.