Valentia Coast Guard Radio Station responding to emergency distress signal off Castletownbere

Valentia Coast Guard Radio Station are currently responding to an emergency distress signal off Castletownbere.

An EPIRB emergency distress signal was sent from a small craft this morning with two people on board.

The craft is currently 170 nautical miles west of the coast of Castownbere.

Rescue helicopter 117 is on route to the scene.

A plane from Baldonnel airport has also been tasked to the scene.