Valentia coordinating rescue off Mizen Head

Valentia Coastguard is coordinating the rescue of a crew member off Mizen Head in Cork. The man was knocked unconscious after a fall on a Spanish registered fishing vessel last night. Valentia Coastguard received the call just before midnight . Shannon Helicopter The Waterford and Shannon coastguard helicopters were dispatched, however due to high winds the rescue could not be completed The vessel was 120 miles South West of Mizen head at the time. The man has since regained consciousness and the rescue effort has resumed this morning. The vessel is now 40 miles off the Cork Coast.