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Ireland Fisherman dies and search continues for second man after trawler sinks off Wexford coast

14:36  05 january  2020
14:36  05 january  2020 Source:   independent.ie

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The boat sank off the coast of Hook Head in the early hours of this morning. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. A MAN IN his 60s has died and a search for a second man is ongoing after a fishing boat sank off the coast of Co Wexford .

One trawlerman has died and two others are missing off the north-east coast of England after their vessel got into difficulties on Sunday, according to reports. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said the search was continuing for the missing crew and their trawler , which was last heard

a close up of a rock next to a body of water: Hook Head Hook Head

A fisherman has died and a major search is underway for a second man after a trawler sank overnight off the Wexford coast.

The serious incident happened near Hook Head at around midnight with several rescue agencies responding to the scene.

The alarm was raised after 10.30pm that a trawler had got into difficulty six miles off the south-east coast with two men on board.

Rescue services became aware of the serious situation after receiving a signal from the trawler’s Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) used to locate a vessel or person’s in distress.

The Waterford-based Irish Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 117 was dispatched to the scene and RNLI boats from Dunmore East and Kilmore Quay also responded to the callout.

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The search is continuing for two men who are still missing after a trawler sank off the Cork coast last month. Skipper Michael Hayes, 52, is still missing, along with fisherman Saied Ali Eldin, after the Tit Bonhomme sank in heavy seas near Adam's Island in Glendore Bay on 15 January.

One man, aged in his 60s, was recovered from the water last night in a serious condition and transferred to Waterford airport by Rescue 117 before being rushed to hospital.

Tragically, he passed away at University Hospital Waterford this morning.

Rescue 117 continued its search operation for a second fisherman overnight. The Dublin-based helicopter Rescue 116 has since taken up the search operation this morning.

The vessel, a scallop fishing trawler, sunk overnight as rescue services continue to carry out searches for the missing fisherman.

A Garda spokeswoman said that emergency services were alerted to reports that a trawler had gone missing off the coast of Hook Head area with two men on board.

“Searches were carried out by the RNLI and R117 Helicopter. One male in his 60s was recovered from the water and taken to University Hospital Waterford where he has since passed away.

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A search is continuing this morning for a fisherman missing off the Wexford Coast . The 45 year old man was reported missing from the Ellie Adhlamh by his crewmates, after they couldn't find him on The search resumed earlier this morning, and a coastline search is also expected to begin later today.

“Searches continue for the second man,” the spokeswoman added.

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