Two people rescued by Arranmore RNLI
Arranmore RNLI were launched on Saturday (1 August) following a report of a boat in difficulty in the Portnoo area. On arrival at the scene the crew found one person on the rib (rigid inflatable boat) and another person in the water.
The lifeboat crew recovered the casualty from the water and proceeded to administer casualty care onboard the lifeboat. A tow rope was secured to the rib and it was then towed to Portnoo where an ambulance was waiting to take the casualty to hospital for further treatment.
This is the first callout for the Arranmore Lifeboat crew since March. Coxswain, Jimmy Early said 'as there is now an increase in visitors to the wild Atlantic way, we would remind people to be fully aware of the RNLI’s water safety messages.'
The RNLI has joined with the Irish Coast Guard, Water Safety Ireland, BIM and Irish Sailing to launch the newly updated website Safety on the Water. www.safetyonthewater.gov.ie.
The site provides a one stop shop for all marine safety information in order to minimise accidents and to prevent the loss of life on Irish waters.
RNLI Media Contact
For information please contact Arranmore RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Nora Flanagan Tel: 0878047032
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, 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.