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Dun Laoghaire RNLI comes to the aid of a man stranded on Dalkey Island

Lifeboats News Release

Dun Laoghaire RNLI responded to a man who was left stranded on Dalkey Island.

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The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their inshore lifeboat (ILB) at 10.31pm late yesterday evening. (Saturday July 14). The casualty and their friends had ferried over to Dalkey Island in an inflatable dinghy. However, the inflatable craft managed to snag on some rocks and become unusable.

The weather conditions were light winds with good visibility. The lifeboat crew of three safely brought the casualty back to Coliemore Harbour.

Commenting after the call out, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Helm Gary hayes said:

‘We would like to remind everyone to respect the water, ensure that you always wear a lifejacket and bring some means of communication for calling for help.’

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For more information please contact Sarah Hipwell, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 0878078688, email Sarah_Hipwell@rnli.org.uk or Jessica Lamb, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 0879427870, email jrlambracing@gmail.com.

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