18 more coronavirus cases identified in north-central Iowa

first_imgFranklin Mitchell4 Kossuth131 Hancock332 RecoveredNew Recovered Butler303 Wright1168 Area Total24517 Confirmed CasesNew Cases Winnebago Worth61 Mitchell91 DES MOINES — 18 more cases of COVID-19 have been identified in our immediate listening area.According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, in the 24-hour period ending at 11 o’clock this morning, four new cases were confirmed in Cerro Gordo County; three each in Butler and Floyd; two each in Franklin, Hancock, and Wright; and single cases in Mitchell and Worth.That brings the area’s total since the start of the pandemic to 534 — 294 in Wright; 53 in Cerro Gordo; 52 in Franklin; 33 in Hancock; 30 in Butler; 24 in Floyd; 20 in Kossuth; 13 in Winnebago; nine in Mitchell and six in Worth.17 more people from the area have recovered — eight in Wright; four in Franklin; two in Butler; and single cases in Cerro Gordo, Hancock and Kossuth — for a total of 245.Statewide over the same 24-hour period, seven more people have died for a total of 677; 357 more cases have been confirmed for a total of 24,737; 327 more people have recovered for a total of 15,453. Worth Cerro Gordo271 Cerro Gordo534 Cerro Gordo1 Area Total53418 Floyd243 Winnebago11 Hancock Butler162 Wright2942 Mitchell Kossuth Kossuth20 Hancock201 Butler2 Franklin184 Franklin522 Winnebago13 Floyd1 Floyd17 Worth3 Deaths Wright Area Total4last_img read more

WINCHMAN CENTRAL TO DRAMATIC RESCUE OF GALWAY FISHERMEN HAS STRONG DONEGAL CONNECTIONS

first_imgDarren Jones pictured with his relation Daniel Smith after the pair climbed Mount Errigal last summer. Darren was involved in a dramatic rescue effort this morning after an Irish fishing vessel sank off the Scottish coast.A Winchmen who played a pivotal role in rescuing Galway fishermen from their stricken vessel earlier this morning has strong connections in the Rosses area.Darren Jones is part of the British Coastguard Rescue unit based in Stornoway that was involved in the dramatic rescue.Darren is a regularly visitor to the Rosses, as his mother-in-law Frances Dockerty was from Keadue. His wife Tara spent every summer in Donegal during her childhood where she visited her grandparents along with her mother Frances who sadly passed away four years ago.Tara now brings her husband and their son Josh to Keadue every summer to visit her aunt Breda Smith.The family love spending time in the area and love the beautiful scenery and beaches located in the area.Darren is pictured above with Tara’s first cousin Daniel Smith after they climbed Mount Errigal last summer. Darren’s Coastguard unit was deployed from their base in Stornoway after they received a distress signal from the Galway fishing boat Iuda Naofa.Skipper Mairtín Ó Conghaíle of Inis Mór issued a distress signal when his boat began taking on water during high seas off the Scottish coast.The boat was situated 48 miles off the Butt of Lewis and was sinking rapidly.The rescue chopper dropped a salvage pump in an attempt to control the situation but it didn’t work.Two of the crew were moved to a sister Aran Island vessel, while the other three crew members were dramatically winched upon the helicopter just as the ocean swallowed up the boat. Darren said that he was just on-board the vessel when it succumbed to the high seas, but thankfully Darren and his colleagues managed to rescue the crew safely.The weather was horrendous and its been described as a miracle that nobody was lost.The men where then removed to the Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis where they were treated for mild hypothermia.To Darren’s surprise he then met the men this evening having a meal in a local hotel. Darren posted the following on Facebook, “It was great to see the three lads out of hospital and unbelievably having a Coke with dinner!! Hopefully they’ll be back with their families in Galway soon.Well done to Darren and his colleagues and to all those brave men and women who risk their own lives to save others.Thankfully everybody was rescued from this morning’s incident and all concerned are now safe and healthy.The crew are expected to head back to Galway tomorrow afternoon.WINCHMAN CENTRAL TO DRAMATIC RESCUE OF GALWAY FISHERMEN HAS STRONG DONEGAL CONNECTIONS was last modified: January 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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)last_img read more