Lobster fisherman rescued by helicopter after becoming caught in ropes

ORA pfdA man out fishing for lobsters was dramatically rescued yesterday evening after becoming entangled in his own ropes. This happened on Inishinny, a tiny island near to Arranmore Island off the coast of Donegal. A rescue call went out for the man – who was believed to be lobster fishing – just before 6pm. This was picked up by Malin Head rescue coordination centre and a Sligo-based Coast Guard helicopter was notified and arrived at the scene at around 6.30pm. Speaking about the incident, a Coast Guard spokesperson said the fact the man was wearing his lifejacket had been crucial in saving his life. Read the rest here 12:14

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