« BackLife-jacket saved life of angler say Derrynane Inshore Rescue

Derrynane Inshore Rescue have rescued a man who had fallen into the sea near Dursey Island while fishing.

Derrynane Inshore Rescue

The man’s daughter is said to have raised the alarm and Valentia Coastguard tasked Shannon Rescue Helicopter 115, Castletownbere RNLI and Coastguard Unit and Derrynane Inshore Rescue at approximately 12.30pm today.

Crucially, the man had been wearing a life-jacket and Derrynane Inshore Rescue managed to retrieve the man from the water at 1.15pm.

After being assessed, the man, said to be suffering from hypothermia and shock, was brought to Cork University Hospital by helicopter.

David O’Mahoney of Derrynane Inshore Rescue said wearing a life-jacket while fishing saved the man’s life. He also stressed that many lives could be saved if anglers, when fishing from rocks, followed this example.