Three rescued from sinking boat off County Donegal

Three fishermen were rescued from a boat that was sinking off Fanad lighthouse in County Donegal.

The Lough Swilly lifeboat base launched two lifeboats but the men, all from the Inishowen area of Donegal, were picked up by another fishing vessel.

The Lough Swilly crew administered minor first aid and oxygen to the men.

A coastguard helicopter based in Sligo flew the men to Letterkenny General Hospital,