Two fishermen airlifted to hospital

Two fishermen have been airlifted to Kerry General Hospital this afternoon after falling ill on separate fishing trawlers.

The first call came from a French vessel 130 miles west of Valentia Island.

The helicopter was forced to divert from the first emergency to deal with a second, more serious, incident as it returned to Shannon.

This call came from a UK-registered trawler located 14 miles south of Castletownbere.

Both men received treatment at Kerry General Hospital in Tralee.

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