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Early morning call out for Arklow RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

Arklow RNLI was called out this morning (Sunday 19 June) to go the assistance of a casualty in difficulty.

​Following a pager alert at 6.23am, the lifeboat Ger Tigchlearr and her volunteer crew was launched to a report of the casualty in difficulty near Arklow harbour.
 
Within a few minutes the volunteer crew members were en-route to the area.
As the lifeboat arrived on scene, a local fishing vessel had also come to the assistance of the casualty and had been trying with difficulty to get the man aboard the fishing boat.
 
The man was then recovered from the water by the fishermen and then transferred to Arklow lifeboat.

Casualty Care was administered to the man aboard the lifeboat which then returned to station immediately where the man was transferred to a waiting ambulance.
 
Following the call out, Mark Corcoran, Arklow RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said:
'We’re thankful to the skipper of the local fishing vessel for assistance In this rescue, working together we were able to recover the casualty from the water. We would like to wish the casualty a speedy recovery.'
 

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RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Mark Corcoran, Arklow RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 0868260439, email mark@aslsafety.com 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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