A diver has been airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty while diving at the wreck of the Lusitania.
Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 was deployed after a report that the diver had suffered a diving illness around 12 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale.
The alarm was raised by fellow members of the dive crew at around 10am.
The diver was initially recovered from the sea by the LE George Bernard Shaw naval crew and the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat.
After receiving initial medical attention at Cork University Hospital, the diver was transferred to a recompression facility at Galway University Hospital.
Today's operation was coordinated by the Valentia-based Coast Guard centre.
Lifeboat Operations Manager Brian O Dwyer praised the RNLI crew involved in the dive rescue and a separate yacht rescue for their 'very fast response and great professionalism'.
The Lusitania sank in the Atlantic Ocean, near the Old Head of Kinsale, in May 1915 after being torpedoed by a German u-boat,
Around 1,200 people were killed, while more than 760 other passengers were rescued.