Valentia Coastguard airlift man from near Fastnet Rock

The Valentia Coastguard has airlifted a man from a boat close to Fastnet Rock. Shannon Helicopter A Philippino national took ill on the merchant vesel off the southwest coast this morning and he is currently being transported to hospital by helicopter. Separately the coastguard has warned people to be vigilant near coasts in the coming days following the issuing of a Status Red rainfall warning by Met Éireann.