Major rescue operation underway off the Isle of Doagh

A rescue operation is ongoing in Lough Swilly this afternoon after a man was washed out to sea off the Five Fingers Strand in Inishowen.

A number of units were tasked, including the Lough Swilly Inshore Lifeboat and Greencastle Coastguard

A woman with binoculars on the Isle of Doagh guided the lifeboat to where the man was, and he was brought on board.

We understand the man is in need of medical attention, and the Coastguard Helicopter based in Sligo is now over the lifeboat, attempting to bring the man off the boat on a stretcher.