A man has been rescued from a sea cave off Co Mayo after an overnight ordeal.
The man spent almost 22 hours on a ledge in a cave at Downpatrick Head, after being swept into the area during high tide last night.
The 40-year-old was rescued late this afternoon after a major coordinated effort involving several agencies after the alarm was raised at 6pm last night.
Rescue workers brought him to the mouth of the cave where he was given an initial assessment and is said to be in fairly good spirits considering his ordeal.
It is understood the man is being fitted with a buoyancy suit, prior to being transferred to a boat, so that he can be airlifted by the Sligo-based Rescue Coast Guard helicopter.
It is expected he will be brought to hospital for further medical checks this evening.
It is thought the man, who lives locally, was swept into the cave, along with a woman, as the tide came in.
A kayaker managed to bring the woman to safety soon afterwards, but the man remained on a ledge in the cave overnight.