Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescues two people after 18ft yacht runs aground

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Dun Laoghaire RNLI responded to an 18ft motor yacht with two people onboard on Saturday (15 June) when their vessel ran aground near Sandymount.

RNLI/Sarah Hipwell

Dun Laoghaire RNLI comes to the aid of 18ft motor boat off Sandymount

The volunteer lifeboat crew of three was requested to launch their inshore lifeboat at 4.11pm following a report from the Irish Coast Guard. The engine had failed and the motor boat subsequently got stuck in the sand.

The weather conditions were good, calm with light winds from the south east.

The one man and one woman were brought safely ashore to the marina at Dun Laoghaire.

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

‘As this is the summer season, people should have their boats serviced and always carry a form of communication. Don’t hesitate in calling the Coast Guard for assistance.’


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