Man in serious condition after boat capsizes off Sligo coast

The man was flown to Sligo University Hospital

Updated 17:52

A man is believed to be in a serious condition, after a boat capsized off the Sligo coast this morning. 

Eight men were rescued from the sea off the coast of Co Sligo this morning after their dive boat capsized.

The alarm was raised shortly after 11 o'clock this morning when their boat capsized off Aughris Head near Enniscrone, Co Sligo.

An RNLI lifeboat, which was conducting training in the area, went to their rescue.

One person was winched by the Rescue 118 Coastguard helicopter, which was called off from the ongoing search for Rescue 116, and the diver was flown to Sligo University Hospital.

The other seven divers were brought to Aughris Pier, where it is reported that one other person also received medical treatment.