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Skerries RNLI investigate partially submerged object

Lifeboats News Release

Skerries RNLI launched on Monday afternoon (06 June) following reports to Dublin Coast Guard of a partially submerged object off Bremore point in Balbriggan

The lifeboat launched shortly before 1pm with volunteer Conor Walsh at the Helm and crewed by Simon Shiels, Steven Johnson and Stephen Crowley.
 
Once on scene, the lifeboat crew quickly located the object, which was a thirty foot pole tangled with some plastic barriers. As the objects were a danger to other sea users, Dublin Coast Guard asked the lifeboat crew to recover the objects from the water.
 
The crew pulled the debris onto the lifeboat and returned them to the shore at the station for collection by Fingal County Council.
 
Speaking after the call out, Gerry Canning, Lifeboat Press Office for Skerries RNLI said: ‘Every call out is different and things are not always as they appear from the shore. However, our volunteers are ready to respond 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year’
 
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For more information please telephone Gerry Canning Skerries RNLI volunteer lifeboat press officer on 087 988 4965 email gerryjcanning@gmail.com or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager on 087 1254 124 or 01 8900 460 email Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk or Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer Tel: 087 6483547 email: Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or contact RNLI Public Relations on 01202 336789

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