Youghal RNLI respond to report of two siblings in trouble off Capel Island.
The volunteer crew of Youghal RNLI were paged this evening (Friday 14 August) at 7.43pm to reports of two kayakers in difficulty, with one thought to be in the water on the northern side of Capel Island.
On arrival the inshore lifeboat confirmed that one person was in the water and the other was on the rocks of the island. The man and the woman were quickly bought on board the lifeboat where the lifeboat crew made sure all was well with both causalities. They were then taking to Knockadoon Pier to the awaiting Coast Guard. No medical assistance was needed.
Speaking after the call out, Youghal RNLI volunteer Deputy Launching Authority Mark Nolan said: ‘Kayaking is the most popular water sport in Ireland, we would advise people to check the weather and tides before going out, to always wear a buoyancy aid, carry a form of communication with you and one easy and simple task, is to always inform someone on shore of your departure time and estimated time of return.;
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Photo credit Mark Nolan.
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