Injured fisherman rescued by Dublin rescue services

Date Published : January 27th, 2014    Published By : admin

A fisherman is recovering in hospital this morning after he collapsed on board a vessel in Dublin Bay yesterday evening.  The Irish Coast Guard was alerted when a member of crew fell in the storage area below deck on the boat and lost consciousness.

An Irish Coast Guard team from Howth, a Dublin Fire Brigade unit from Kilbarack station and a HSE Ambulance from Swords were moblised to the scene while the Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 was also sent.  However, despite difficult weather conditions, a paramedic was able to land on board to assist with stabilising the man before the trawler headed for shore. The rescue services met the vessel at the West Pier in Howth.

The injured man was taken by ambulance to Beaumont hospital where he is conscious and stable.

Pic: Irish Times

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