POTATOES, MILK, MEAT, POST AND STRANDED ISLANDERS FLOWN OUT TO TORY ISLAND

first_imgA rescue helicopter has delivered much-needed food supplies to Tory Island which has been cut off for the past week.Supplies are loaded onto the helicopter today.Residents of Tory, 12 miles off the mainland, had been running low on vital supplies.The ferry which takes passengers and supplies to and form the island has ben unable to travel because of high seas. But this afternoon, the Sligo-based 118 helicopter was dispatched from Carrickfin Airport to deliver the supplies.The helicopter also transported three islanders who had ben left out on the mainland for the past week.They included King of Tory Island, Patsy Dan Rodgers.“We are just grateful to the coastguard in helping us return to our island and who transported these food supplies. “By the looks of it the weather is going to remain very bad for the coming days and this food is vital for the people on the island,” he said.Ten people, left stranded on the island, were then taken from the island to allow them to return to college and attend hospital appointments.Among the supplies taken out to the island was 10 boxes of brad, 300 litres of milk, 27 boxes of potatoes, 14 boxes of meat and vegetables, 10 boxes of frozen foods and two bags of post.Among those who helped load the items onto the helicopter was local curate Fr Brian O Fearraigh, a voluntary member of the local coastguard. POTATOES, MILK, MEAT, POST AND STRANDED ISLANDERS FLOWN OUT TO TORY ISLAND was last modified: January 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalhelicoptersuppliesTory Islandlast_img read more