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8 people rescued after a boat overturned off the coast of Sligo

Eight people have been safely rescued after a boat overturned in the Atlantic off the coast of Sligo.

One person is being treated for serious injuries at Sligo University Hospital after the incident.

One other person suffered minor injuries.

The alarm was raised at 11.30am this morning when the boat got into difficulty off Aughris Head at Skreen, between Enniscrone and Sligo.

Unconfirmed reports indicated that one of those involved may have fallen ill with a cardiac complaint.

The Coast Guard and local RNLI units were involved in the operation.

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