Youghal RNLI help one man in trouble in Youghal Bay
Youghal RNLI’s volunteer crew were paged today (Wednesday 4 September) at 10.25am to reports of one person on board a boat broken down in Youghal bay.
The Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat launched in calm but changeable conditions, reaching the 16ft punt within 9 minutes. The vessel had broken down in between the two cardinal buoys in Youghal bay. The male on board was safe and well. A member of the RNLI crew boarded the boat and established a tow line, the lifeboat then brought the boat safely back to Buttimers Dock.
Derry Walsh, Youghal RNLI’s Lifeboat Operation Manager said: ‘It’s important to always carry a means of communication with you, problems can occur at any time, being prepared is key. Call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.’
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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
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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.