Three divers rescued off Wexford coast

Saturday 27 April 2013 16.01
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The men were located over 1km west of their diving position (Pic: Peter Leonard, Irish Coast Guard)
The men were located over 1km west of their diving position (Pic: Peter Leonard, Irish Coast Guard)
Dublin Coastguard said the men were taken away by the tide (Pic: Peter Leonard, Irish Coast Guard)
Dublin Coastguard said the men were taken away by the tide (Pic: Peter Leonard, Irish Coast Guard)
The divers were rescued by the Kilmore Quay lifeboat (Pic: Peter Leonard, Irish Coast Guard)
The divers were rescued by the Kilmore Quay lifeboat (Pic: Peter Leonard, Irish Coast Guard)
At least one of the three men was an instructor (Pic: Peter Leonard, Irish Coast Guard)
At least one of the three men was an instructor (Pic: Peter Leonard, Irish Coast Guard)

Three divers have been rescued off the Wexford coast after a search operation.

They were reported overdue to return to the surface just after 1.20pm.

A Dublin Coastguard spokesperson said the divers were taken away by the tide.

They were located over 1km west of their diving position near the Saltee Islands by the Waterford rescue helicopter.

They were then rescued by the Kilmore Quay lifeboat.

The three men, aged 57, 32 and 27, are said to be safe and well.

At least one of the men was an instructor.