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Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescues a 16ft speed boat with three people onboard

Lifeboats News Release

Dun Laoghaire RNLI responded to a speedboat with three people onboard late yesterday evening (Thursday June 28) when their boat became stranded in Killiney Bay.

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The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 10.55pm following a report from the Irish Coast Guard.

The weather conditions were idyllic with clear skies and good visibility.

The lifeboat crew successfully towed the speedboat and the three uninjured party members safely back to Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Commenting after the call out, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Coxswain Mark McGibney said:

‘The good weather has seen a surge in the volume of people taking to the water which is great to see but we want to remind everyone to always be vigilant and respect the water.’

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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.

Or contact Nuala McAloon RNLI Regional Media Officer Ireland on 00353876483547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Regional Media Manager Ireland on 00353871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk

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