Arklow RNLI launch to rescue jet-skier
Following a pager alert by the Irish Coast Guard at 6.27pm this evening, Arklow RNLI was launched to assist a jet ski which had developed engine trouble.
Arklow's all-weather lifeboat proceeded to the scene approximately one mile south of Arklow harbour and upon arrival transferred one person to the lifeboat and a tow line was established.
Arklow RNLI towed the casualty vessel back to Arklow where it was put safely ashore at the slipway adjacent to Arklow lifeboat station.
Following the call out, Mark Corcoran, Arklow RNLI Community Safety Officer said: 'We would like to compliment the lad who was rescued this evening, he made the right decision to call for help early, this ensured our volunteers were able to bring him home safely. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind people to respect the water and always make sure to carry a means of calling for help.'
All Photos Mark Corcoran/Arklow RNLI
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the Ireland and the UK. The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations with 44 in Ireland. The RNLI is independent of the Coast Guard 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 137,000 lives. The RNLI is a charity registered in England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.
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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 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.