Courtmacsherry RNLI launch to carry out search off West Cork coast
Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was called out at 7.15pm this evening (Saturday 24 March) in response to a reported sighting of someone in difficulty near the rocks off Dunworley Bay in West Cork.
The Courtmacsherry Trent class lifeboat under Coxswain Ken Cashman plus a crew of seven launched immediately and proceeded at full speed to the distress area. Arriving at 7.40pm, the lifeboat carried out a thorough search of the coastline.
The Seven Heads Coast Guard unit completed a shore detailed search and the
Union Hall RNLI Atlantic 75 lifeboat assisted in the search as well.
After a thorough search of the entire area, nothing was found and the
lifeboats returned to base.
Conditions at sea tonight were good with little wind.
Speaking following the call out, Vincent O'Donovan, Courtmacsherry RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said: 'Sincere thanks to the members of the public who alerted the authorities
tonight and resulted in the detailed search as this may have been a serious incident and it is always best to report any concerns as quick as possible.'
The crew of the Courtmacsherry lifeboat tonight were Coxswain Ken Cashman, mechanic Pat Lawton and crew members Denis Murphy, Peter Noonan, Dara Gannon, Jim O Donnell, Dean Hennessey and Enda Boyle.
RNLI Media Contacts
For further information if required please contact Courtmacsherry RNLI
Lifeboat Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Vincent O Donovan on 086 2530637 or Courtmacsherry Lifeboat station at 0238846600.
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.