Galway RNLI Lifeboat was called to assist the crew of a local fishing boat which got into difficulty on Galway Bay this afternoon.
The alarm was raised at lunchtime by a man on board the boat which was located at the time between Blackrock and Silverstrand.
The Irish Coastguard tasked Galway lifeboat to the scene and on arrival the lifeboat crew took the casualty on board and brought him back to Galway Docks. The injured man was then brought by ambulance to University Hospital Galway.
The lifeboat crew on this call out were Helmsman Martin Oliver, Brian Niland, Lisa McDonagh and Declan Killilea.