Wicklow RNLI came to the assistance of several people over what was a busy Bank Holiday weekend for the lifeboat station.
On Sunday (5 August), volunteer crew came to the assistance of four people after their vessel’s engine failed.
The inshore lifeboat crew diverted just before 4pm from an exercise in Wicklow bay on Sunday afternoon to assist the vessel with engine failure about one mile south east of the harbour.
The six metre local boat with two adults and two children was towed into port and safely secured alongside the East pier.
Lifeboat crew onboard included helm Barry Spenser, Dean Mulvihill and Alan Goucher.
Some 90 minutes later, the inshore lifeboat was launched again after a woman was reported to be in the water at the North Quay.
Fortunately, some quick thinking people had scrambled down onto trawlers and were able to get her out of the water.
The lifeboat crew were able to take the woman from a moored trawler and bring her back to Wicklow Lifeboat Station, she was met on arrival by an ambulance crew.
The woman was not injured but shaken after her ordeal.
Wicklow Lifeboat Press Officer Tommy Dover said: ‘Luckily some of the crew were still in the boathouse and launched the inshore boat immediately after a person ran into the station to alert the crew.
The quick actions of people on the North quay who got the woman out of the water possibly averted a tragedy. The crew included helm Barry Spenser, Dean Mulvihill and Graham Fitzgerald.
On Monday afternoon (6 August) the all-weather lifeboat RNLB Annie Blaker under the command of Coxswain Nick Keogh went to the assistance of two people on a jet ski with mechanical problems in Wicklow bay.
The Jet ski and its occupants were landed safely ashore at Wicklow harbour.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Tommy Dover, Wicklow Lifeboat Press Officer on 0872509407 or 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