30/08/2007

Man Airlifted From Vessel In County Down

A man is being treated in hospital following a rescue mission by the Coastguard off the coast of County Down.

The man was airlifted to Daisy Hill hospital in Newry from a fishing vessel off Kilkeel. It is understood that the man became ill on board the boat at around 6.00pm yesterday evening.

The Kilkeel lifeboat and the Irish Coastguard helicopter from Dublin attended the scene.

(SB/SP)

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