Sailor rescued off Cork coast

Sailor rescued off Cork coast

A sailor who got into difficulty en route from Wales to the Canary Islands was yesterday rescued and brought to Cork Harbour.

The alarm was raised when the 10-metre yacht hit poor weather conditions near the Pollock Rock east of Power Head and lost the use of the radio.

The skipper was heading for Cork Harbour when he ran into steering problems.

He hailed a passing fishing boat, which contacted the Coastguard and the Ballycotten lifeboat was scrambled.

The vessel was towed to Crosshaven in Cork Harbour and the man on board is safe and well.


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