Man dies after fishing vessel sinks off Inishowen Head

Inishowen-head-donegalA 56-year-old man has died after his fishing vessel sank off Inishowen Head this morning.

Just after 10am local fishermen came across the body and the wreckage of a small boat off the coast of Malin Head.

The man was the only occupant of the vessel.

It was initially unclear whether there were further casualties, but after a brief search of the surrounding area, the operation was stood down.

The 56-year-old man is understood to be from the Glengad area, local Cllr Martin McDermott says it's another tragedy to hit the area: