14 March 2008

Two Fishermen rescued off Donegal

Two local fishermen have been rescued off the coast of Inishowen in north Donegal this evening. They were the crew of a small fishing trawler, which had been reported missing at 1 p.m. today.

The first man has been discovered drifting in the water this afternoon, and the second was rescued in the evening, following an extensive search. Three lifeboats were involved and the Coast Guard helicopter, based in Sligo, also took part.

As much as the loss of a boat is regrettable, the important thing is that the two men were found alive and rescued. Our thanks tonight go to the men of the RNLI and Coast Guard for their good and successful work, and our best wishes to the two fishermen.

The Emerald Islander

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