Person retrieved from yacht on fire off Cork coast

Person retrieved from yacht on fire off Cork coast

The 25ft vessel caught fire on Monday afternoon; it is unknown whether the individual on board sustained injuries in the incident

The 25ft yacht on fire off the coast of Myrtleville, Co Cork,  on Monday. Picture: Derry Chambers

Mon, 13 Dec, 2021 – 18:57

A local boatman has rescued a person who was retrieved from a yacht that caught on fire off the coast of Myrtleville, Co Cork, this afternoon.

According to Crosshaven RNLI, boatman Mick Hoey, was nearby when he sped to the scene and took off the one person on board to safety. 

The owner was then brought to Crosshaven by the Port of Cork RIB. 

The owner was checked out at the lifeboat station by the lifeboat doctor before being collected by a relative. 

The lifeboat remained on scene until the vessel sank.

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