Video: Dramatic Lough Swilly lifeguard rescue caught on camera 8 years ago

Video: Dramatic Lough Swilly lifeguard rescue caught on camera

A RNLI lifeboat crew and Coast Guard helicopter saved a man from the icy cold waters of Donegal yesterday and the dramatic scenes were all caught on camera.

According to the RNLI on YouTube, the man in question was found clinging to a lobster pot buoy off Tullagh beach in Clonmany, County Donegal (below), at around 1.50pm yesterday afternoon.

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The alarm was raised after a mother and her son, who were out tending sheep near Tullagh beach, heard cries for help and saw a man out at sea clinging to a lobster buoy.

The man was hauled aboard a local fishing vessel minutes before being transported over to the RNLI boat and he was taken ashore and flown to hospital by the Coast Guard helicopter.

The man is currently being treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries...

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