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Cub Scout visit interrupted as Wicklow RNLI is called into action

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Tommy Dover
Volunteer Press Officer at Wickow RNLI.

Start quoteA person walking on the Murrough shortly after midday on Sunday (21 October) had contacted the Coast Guard after becoming concerned for a swimmer they believed to be in difficulties in the waterEnd quote

Lifeboats News Release

  • Date:
    21/10/2012
  • Author: Tommy Dover

A group of cub scouts from Roundwood in county Wicklow got an insight into the role of the RNLI on Sunday during a visit to Wicklow lifeboat Station.

But as Lifeboat Visits Officer John Hayden was showing the group around the station the inshore lifeboat crew were alerted by pager and called into action.

A person walking on the Murrough shortly after midday on Sunday (21 October) had contacted the Coast Guard after becoming concerned for a swimmer they believed to be in difficulties in the water.

The inshore lifeboat arrived quickly on scene north of Wicklow harbour and the crew made contact with the person who was part of a group of swimmers.

Once it became apparent the person was not in danger and no further assistance was required, the lifeboat crew returned to station.

The lifeboat crew were Terry Sillery (helm) Paul Sillery and Tommy Murphy.

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RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Tommy Dover, Wicklow RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 0872509407 or contact Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer on 087 648 3547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager on 087 1254 124 or 01 8900 460 email Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk

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Inshore crewmembers from left, Tommy Murphy , helm Terry Sillery and Paul Sillery.


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