Bundoran Lifeboat responds to pan-pan emergency call
Lifeboats News Release
Whilst on exercise to Mullaghmore this morning (Sunday 9thJuly), the volunteer crew of the Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat responded to a pan-pan emergency call from Malin Head Coast Guard at 11.40am.
A five metre rib had been found at Malin Beg near Glencolmcille, County Donegal and one person was missing.
At around 12:15pm, the Bundoran Lifeboat began a shore search from Teelin towards Malin Beg Head. The Sligo based Rescue 118 helicopter was on scene at Malin Beg Head with the all-weather lifeboat from Arranmore also requested to launch. A shore crew from the Killybegs Coast Guard unit was also tasked.
Following notification from Rescue 118 that a casualty had been spotted in the water at Malin Mor, the lifeboat crew made their way to the scene and recovered a casualty just before 1pm.
The casualty was brought to Teelin Pier and transferred into the care of the emergency services where he was pronounced dead by a local doctor.
The crew of the Bundoran Lifeboat sends its condolences to the family of the deceased.
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