Wicklow RNLI inshore lifeboat launched to assist jet skier
Wicklow RNLI Inshore lifeboat launched shortly after 5pm this evening, (Sunday 25 September) to assist a person on a broken down Jet Ski.
The lifeboat was alongside the casualty within minutes of launching, the crew carried out a quick assessment, before towing the broken down craft back into Wicklow harbour and landing the man safely ashore.
Notes to Editors
Please find attached a photo of Wicklow RNLI Inshore lifeboat launching to assist the casualty. Credit Wicklow RNLI.
RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Tommy Dover RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Tel: 087 2509 407 email Tommy_Dover@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager Tel: 087 1254 124 / 01 8900 460 email Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org or Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer Tel: 087 6483547 Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.