Man dies after falling into the sea at Fanad lighthouse in Donegal

Monday 18 August 2014 11.21
Two lifeboats were launched by Lough Swilly RNLI
Two lifeboats were launched by Lough Swilly RNLI

A man has died after falling into the sea at Fanad Lighthouse in Co Donegal this afternoon.

The incident happened at 2.40pm when two photographers were at the lighthouse and one fell into the water.

The emergency services were alerted and the man was found in a gully and taken to Letterkenny Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The were gale force seven to eight winds in the area at the time.

The coastguard helicopter from Sligo along with two Lough Swilly RNLI lifeboats were involved in the operation.