The RNLI has released footage showing the challenging sea conditions experienced by Lough Swilly RNLI as they went to the scene of a tragic incident off Fanad Head earlier this month.
In what was described as very challenging conditions, the lifeboat crews along with Mulroy Coast Guard later recovered the man, a photographer named John McCourt.
Sadly, Mr McCourt did not survive.
Frank Aran Murphy, a Lough Swilly crewmember had swam from the lifeboat to the shore, where Mulroy Coast Guard were on the scene.
The footage shows the strong waves and winds experienced by the lifeboat crew as they went to Fanad Head.