Jack Quann
Jack Quann

14.00 5 Jan 2020


Share this article


A man has died after a trawler sank off the south-east coast.

At around 10:30pm on Saturday, the Coast Guard and lifeboat was alerted after the boat got into difficulty and sank south of Hook Head.

One man aged in 60s was recovered by the Rescue 117 helicopter, which was dispatched to help the operation.

He was flown to Waterford Airport and then transferred by ambulance to University Hospital Waterford for treatment.

However he has since passed away.

Gardaí say searches are continuing for a second man.

The search is being coordinated by the Marine Rescue Coordination Centre in Dublin - with the Dublin and Waterford-based Coast Guard helicopters working in rotation.

RNLI units from Dunmore East and Kilmore Quay are also assisting in the operation.

They are being assisted with an inshore search by the Fethard-based RNLI inshore lifeboat.

The naval vessel, the LE Ciara, is coordinating the search - while a number of local fishing vessels are also involved in the operation.


Share this article


Read more about

Coast Guard Hook Head Kilmore Quay RNLI Missing Fisherman RNLI Rescue 117 Helicopter University Hospital Waterford

Most Popular

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share


Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Best Of Newstalk

Best Of Newstalk

00:00-06:00

Share

Up next

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

06:00-06:30

Share

BREAKFAST BUSINESS

BREAKFAST BUSINESS

06:30-07:00

Share

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST

07:00-09:00

Share

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

09:00-12:00

Share

LUNCHTIME LIVE

LUNCHTIME LIVE

12:00-14:00

Share

MONCRIEFF

MONCRIEFF

14:00-16:00

Share

THE HARD SHOULDER

THE HARD SHOULDER

16:00-19:00

Share

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

19:00-22:00

Share

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW

22:00-00:00

Share

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

00:00-06:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on