Dun Laoghaire RNLI assist person on a broken-down jet ski in Scotsman’s Bay

Lifeboats News Release

Dun Laoghaire RNLI responded to a jet skier yesterday (Tuesday July 04) when his engine failed in Scotsman’s Bay.

File photo of Dun Laoghaire RNLI

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File photo of Dun Laoghaire RNLI

The volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to launch their In-shore lifeboat at 7.00pm following a request from the Irish Coast Guard.

The weather conditions were fine, a lovely evening with light easterly breeze.

A member of the public alerted the Coast Guard. The lifeboat crew of three successfully towed the jet skier safely back to Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Commenting after the call out, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Helm Alan Keville said:

‘It was great to see the jet skier was wearing a lifejacket but he had no means of alerting the Coast Guard himself. It is essential to always carry a means of communication.’

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