Man rescued from Ballyshannon Estuary in a critical condition

A man is critically ill in Sligo University Hospital having been rescued from the water at Ballyshannnon Estuary.

A major search operation was launched just after noon on Sunday when a man was spotted in the water.

Bundoran lifeboat and the Rescue 118 helicopter were tasked to the scene by the Malin Head Coastguard Station.

A casualty was taken from the water close to Seimer Island by the Bundoran Lifeboat crew and transferred to the Rescue Helicopter.

The casualty is in a critical condition at Sligo University Hospital.