Youghal RNLI called to look for overdue boat with four people on board
Youghal RNLI launched at 10.31 pm yesterday (Thursday 4 July) to reports of an overdue boat, last seen east of Knockadoon with four people on board.
Launching in calm conditions with good visibility, the volunteer crew spotted the 5ft open fishing boat en route to Capel Island. Drawing alongside the fishing boat the crew determined that all four people onboard where well and escorted them back to Knockadoon Pier where Youghal Coast Guard where waiting. The lifeboat crew returned to the station at 11.10 pm.
Mark Nolan,Youghal RNLI Deputy Launching Authority said: ‘ It’s so important when going out on the water to ensure that everybody is wearing a lifejacket and to let someone know where you are going and what time to expect you back. Luckily the four people on board had let someone on shore know what time to expect them back. When this time had passed the alarm was raised and our volunteer crew where quickly on the scene.’
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Lou Stepney-Power, Youghal RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 0868930572 or E_Stepney-Power@rnli.org.uk or Nuala McAloon, Regional Media Officer on 0876483547 or Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson, Regional Media Manager on 0871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk
Key facts about the RNLI
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 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.