Man dies after being rescued off the Galway coast

The fisherman was found yesterday following a massive search

Man dies after being rescued off the Galway coast

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A man has died after being pulled from the water off the Galway coast.

The alarm was raised after a small fishing vessel was found running but empty near Oranmore yesterday afternoon.

The fisherman was found yesterday evening following a massive search operation.

The operation involved RNLI lifeboats from Galway and the Aran Islands, the Irish Coastguard helicopter and local boats.

The Aran Islands lifeboat recovered the man around a mile west of Blackrock, off Salthill.

He was rushed to University Hospital Galway, where he has since passed away.