Valentia Coast Guard assist crewman evacuation of Clare coast

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Valentia Coast Guard has assisted in co-ordinating the evacuation of a crewman from an Irish fishing vessel located 160 miles West of Loop Head, Co Clare.
An injured man was taken on-board Shannon Coast Guard helicopter, R115 and was transferred to University Hospital Limerick around midday.

Shannon Helicopter
The operation was coordinated by the Coast Guard Marine Rescue Centre in Valentia who were initially alerted by the fishing vessel, via HF (hi frequency long range) radio.
Weather conditions on scene were described as challenging with north westerly winds exceeding 30 Knots but well within the operating limits of the Coast Guard helicopter.