Union Hall RNLI rescues five teenagers at the entrance to Glandore harbour
Union Hall RNLI were tasked this evening (Friday 11 August) by Valentia Coast Guard at 6.00pm to a 16ft pleasure craft with five teenagers aboard with engine failure.
Union Hall RNLI were launched and underway at 6.05pm to go to the aid of the casualty vessel with the five teenagers onboard who were angling at the eastern entrance of the harbour. In favourable weather conditions the lifeboat was on scene within a few minutes to assist the casualty vessel as its position was a mere 15 feet away from rocks.
Following the incident the five teenagers and their parents called to the lifeboat station to thank the volunteer lifeboat crew for coming to their aid.
Martin Limrick Union Hall RNLI Volunteer lifeboat crewmember said 'the teenagers did everything right. They rang for help, deployed their anchor and were all wearing lifejackets. We would urge people when heading out on the water to have a means of communication, always wear a lifejacket and to Respect the Water'.
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For more information please contact Pamela Deasy Union Hall RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Tel: 086 3202 073 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 email: Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org
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