A 70 year old man who was taking part in a vintage motorbike rally in south Kerry has been airlifted to hospital after falling into a dyke.
It was one of three rescues in the county involving the Shannon Coastguard Helicopter today.
The alarm was raised this afternoon when the man accidentally drove his bike into the dyke at Ballaghisheen Pass in Dromid.
Valentia Coastguard and Iveragh Coastguard assisted in the rescue and the Shannon Coastguard Helicopter airlifted the man, who had sustained a broken leg, to Kerry General Hospital.
Meanwhile, in a separate incident this afternoon the Shannon Coastguard Helicopter was again deployed, this time to the Maharees where a 40 year old was injured after falling on rocks in Maherabeg.
The man was taken to Kerry General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Earlier today the helicopter was tasked to the Maharees to rescue a diver suffering from the bends.
The diver, suffering from decompression sickness, was taken to the specialised dives chamber at University Hospital Galway.