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Ciaran MullinsDunmore East RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager
The casualty was safely recovered from the water and landed ashore nearby at Duncannon.
Lifeboats News Release
At 16.30 this afternoon, Dunmore East RNLI Lifeboat was tasked to assist two windsurfers in difficulty Near Duncannon in Waterford Harbour.
In rough conditions with South East winds force 6/7 blowing, Coxswain Pauly Daniels reached the casualties position within 30 minutes.
At this stage one of the surfers had made it ashore safely at Duncannon. The Dunmore East RNLI Lifeboat quickly located the other windsurfer a quarter of a mile north of Duncannon. The casualty was safely recovered from the water and landed ashore nearby at Duncannon.
Neither casualty was injured and did not need medical attention. By 18 30 the Dunmore East Lifeboat was back on station and ready together with its volunteer crew for service again 24/7.
RNLI Media contactsFor further information please contact Dunmore East RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Ciarán Ó MulláinTel: 087 2618942 or RNLI Public Relations Manager Niamh Stephenson on Tel: 087 1254 124
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