Coast Guard rescues crewman from Russian fishing trawler

Helicopter airlift takes place off Co Mayo coast as man in need of urgent medical care

The injured man was airlifted from a Russian fishing vessel about 290km northwest of Erris Head about 4.30am. File photograph: Getty Images

The injured man was airlifted from a Russian fishing vessel about 290km northwest of Erris Head about 4.30am. File photograph: Getty Images

 

A Russian crewman has been rescued from a fishing trawler off the Co Mayo coast by the Irish Coast Guard on Wednesday morning.

The man, who needed urgent medical attention, was airlifted from a Russian fishing vessel about 290km northwest of Erris Head about 4.30am.

The Coast Guard helicopter carried out the medical evacuation and the operation was co-ordinated by Coast Guard Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Malin Head.

The man was transferred to Sligo University Hospital and admitted shortly before 6am.

His injuries are not yet known.