Man airlifted after fishing accident

A man has been airlifted to hospital after a fishing accident in Co Waterford.

Man airlifted after fishing accident

A man has been airlifted to hospital after a fishing accident in Co Waterford.

It happened at about 2.10pm today as he was fishing with a friend near Annestown, when he was swept off the rocks and into the sea.

The Coastguard helicopter; Tramore RNLI and other local rescue services were launched.

He was taken from the sea and brought to University Hospital Waterford, and his condition is not yet known.

The second man - who also entered the water - is being assessed for shock and minor injuries.

A man was rescued on Sunday after falling into the sea in Kerry while he was fishing.

The man had been wearing a life-jacket and David O’Mahoney of Derrynane Inshore Rescue said ''wearing a life-jacket while fishing saved the man’s life''.

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And yesterday, seven people were rescued from Lough Derg after a 40 foot cruiser had a problem with its anchor.

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