Rescue 115 airlifts fisherman from trawler

Rescue 115 airlifts fisherman from trawler

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File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

The Shannon based Irish Coast Guard helicopter has completed a medevac (medical evacuation) operation off the west coast this morning.

Rescue 115 was called to airlift a fisherman from a fishing vessel 120 nautical miles (222 kilometres) west of Loop Head.

The casualty was transferred to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

Medical advice for the operation was provided to the Coast Guard by ‘MEDICIO Cork’ based in Cork University Hospital A&E section.

Meanwhile, the Waterford based helicopter, Rescue 117, was involved in a similar operation this morning.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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