LIFE JACKET SAVES MAN FROM CAPSIZED FISHING BOAT

Belfast Coastguard rescue vessel saves from capsized boat wearing his new life jacket

Belfast Coastguard rescue vessel saves from capsized boat wearing his new life jacket

A LUCKY fisherman wearing a new charity life jacket was plucked to safety when his fishing boat capsized.

A massive air and sea rescue operation was mounted after Belfast Coastguard received a Mayday call from the man who reported that his boat was rapidly taking on water and sinking off the Co Down coast on Wednesday.

In a statement the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: “The man was believed to be wearing a personal floatation device that was provided to him two weeks ago through a joint initiative by National Charity, the Fisherman’s Mission, Seafish, the Department for Agriculture and Rural Development, through the European Fisheries Fund, and Asda.”

The incident was reported at about 12.30pm.

 

 

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