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Valentia Coastguard

Valentia Coastguard Radio Station has been involved in co-ordinating a medical evacuation off the south coast.

The alarm was raised at 6 am by a vessel 200miles south of Castletownbere.

A Spanish fisherman on board had received serious head and back injuries.

The Shannon based rescue helicopter was sent to the scene and the injured man has now been airlifted to hospital in Cork.