Union Hall RNLI rescue two adults from Rabbit Island

Lifeboats News Release

Union Hall RNLI rescues two adults from Rabbit Island this afternoon (Monday 30 April) who had gone ashore for a walk and their inflatable kayak drifted to sea.

The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their inshore boat Margaret Bench of Solihull, at 3.37pm following a report from a member of the public to Valentia Coast Guard, that two people were waving frantically and shouting from Rabbit Island.

The two adults had gone by inflatable dinghy from the main land to the island just outside Glandore harbour, while they were walking along the beach their inflatable had been blown off shore and drifted out to sea. The lifeboat crew picked up the two adults from the island and were headed back into the harbour when the the inflatable was spotted and picked up. The two people were brought to the lifeboat station by our volunteer crew.

Following the call out this afternoon Peter Olden Deputy Launch Authority with Union Hall RNLI said 'we advise to wear a lifejacket, carry a means of communication and always let someone know where you are going and what time you are due back'.

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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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RNLI/Pamela Deasy

RNLI/Pamela Deasy

ILB Margaret Bench of Solihull

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