Two rescued as trawler sinks


Two fishermen have been airlifted to hospital after their trawler sank nearly 16 kilometres off the Co Down coast, the RNLI has said.

The crew of the Ardglass-registered boat the Snowdonia were rescued by another fishing boat. They had been in the water for five to ten minutes.

A lifeboat from Kilkeel assisted. When it arrived crew boarded the rescue boat and gave oxygen to combat shock caused by the cold water.

A spokesman from the RNLI said the Dublin coast guard helicopter had taken the men to Daisy Hill hospital in Newry.

The water was choppy with an easterly wind.