Coast Guard scrambled as man plunges from bridge in Donegal

Coast Guard helicopter involved in search

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Coast Guard scrambled as man plunges from bridge in Donegal

Rescue 118

A major search is underway in west Donegal after a man fell off a bridge.

The alarm was raised at around 11am after the man, who is believed to have been working on the Gweedore Station Bridge at Coisclady, fell into the river.

The Sligo-based Coast Guard Rescue 118 helicopter has been sent to the scene.

Bunbeg Coast Guard, the fire service, gardaí and ambulance personnel, have all responded to the incident.

A spokesman for Malin Head Coast Guard station, which is coordinating the search, said divers are en route to the scene.

Traffic diversions are in place on the N56 at Dore.