An elderly man was airlifted to hospital on Sunday afternoon after falling seriously ill on a tour bus in Co Clare.
The Canadian national in his 80’s had been enjoying a tour of West Clare when he suffered an apparent cardiac arrest on the bus.
The coach driver stopped his vehicle at Lough South between the Cliffs of Moher and Doolin and raised the alarm.
An ambulance was sent to the meet the coach while the Shannon based Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115, was requested to airlift the man to hospital.
The Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS) was tied up with an emergency call in Cork at the time so the Coast Guard was asked to undertake the medevac. Gardaí also responded to the incident.
The Doolin unit of the Coast Guard was also alerted and asked to secure a safe landing site close to the scene for the helicopter.
The elderly man was flown to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.
The medevac operation was coordinated by staff at the Irish Coast Guard marine rescue sub centre at Valentia in Kerry.