Young fisherman drowns off the County Donegal coast

A young fisherman has drowned after falling overboard while fishing on a crabbing vessel off the County Donegal coast.

It happened last night, about 70 miles north-west of Arranmore Island.

The Malin Head Coastguard Station co-ordinated a rescue mission involving the Rescue 118 helicopter and the Arranmore Lifeboat.

The man was recovered from the water but pronounced dead a short time later.


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