Union Hall RNLI respond to three call outs in recent days

Lifeboats News Release

Volunteers at Union Hall RNLI responded to three call outs in the last two weeks.

RNLI/Pamela Deasy

Union Hall RNLI

On Saturday last (10 June) the inshore lifeboat was tasked at 10.15pm to assist with a boat that had broken a mooring and was heading for rocks. The lifeboat crew put a member onboard the vessel before the lifeboat towed it back to the safety of the pier at Union Hall.

Meanwhile, last Wednesday (7 June) Union Hall RNLI was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard at lunchtime to assist a yacht with a lone sailor with a suspected broken arm onboard.

Baltimore RNLI also launched to the scene. The sailor came to Union Hall pier where they received medical attention from the volunteer crew and a HSE paramedic, before being transferred aboard our lifeboat Margaret Bench of Solihull and brought ashore at the lifeboat station, where they were transferred to hospital.

On Wednesday 31 May the lifeboat launched to reports of a person in the water at Long Strand. While on their way to the scene, the crew was stood down as the person had made their way back to shore.

Speaking following the call outs, Jim Moloney, Union Hall RNLI Deputy Launching Authority said: 'With the summer season upon us we would advise you if you see someone in difficulty on or near water dial 112 or 999 and ask for the Coast Guard. Always wear a lifejacket, carry a means of communication and let someone know where you are going and what time you are back at, and above all respect the water.'


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For more information please contact Pamela Deasyt, Union Hall RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 0863202073 or contact Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer Ireland on 0876483547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager Ireland on 0871254124 or 018900460 or email Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk

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