Search & rescue operation conducted off Fanad Head after vessel gets into difficulty

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Malin Head Coastguard conducted a search and rescue operation earlier today after a fishing vessel got into difficulty off the coast of Fanad Head.

It’s understood the crew on board raised the alarm when their vessel started taking in water and both The Sligo 118 Helicopter and the Lough Swilly Lifeboat were launched.

A pump was transferred onto the vessel and it was then escorted back to shore with all three crew members escaping uninjured.

Station Officer with Malin Head Coastguard Darragh O'Malley Daly has been giving the details of the incident: