Arranmore RNLI launched to boat on rocks

Lifeboats News Release

Arranmore RNLI was launched at the request of Malin Head Coast Guard to reports of an epirb (Emergency position-indicating radiobeacon) activation at Teelin on the north west coast of Donegal.

Arranmore RNLI lifeboat

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Arranmore RNLI lifeboat

The Lifeboat was launched at 8 50pm last night, Wednesday 26th to reports of a boat on the rocks. On arrival at the scene the Coast Guard helicopter R118, Killybegs Coast Guard boat and local boats were searching the area. The unmanned boat was discovered on the rocks and the lifeboat crew assisted in the search for the fisherman who had earlier gone out in his boat.

At 11.16pm a local boat discovered a person in the water who was brought ashore by the Killybegs Coast Guard boat. The man was transferred to Letterkenny University Hospital and was later pronounced deceased.

Arranmore RNLI coxswain Jimmy Early said “On behalf of the crew of the Lifeboat I would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family and the extended community of Teelin.”

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