Youghal RNLI assist in search for missing person
Youghal RNLI were tasked today (Friday 4 December) at 1.45 pm by the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre to reports of a missing person in the Ardmore Bay area
Assisting the Ardmore Coast Guard Unit and Rescue Helicopter 117 in an ongoing search for a missing person, the volunteer crew launched in cold condition, with force 4 to 5 North Westerly winds to conduct a low water search.
The Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat covered the area from Whiting Bay to Goat Island to Ram Head and into Ardmore Bay.
Due to worsening weather condition the lifeboat was stood down at 4.15 pm, the search will resume tomorrow weather permitting.
Notes to editors
Photo Credit Derry Walsh, Youghal RNLI volunteer Launching Operations Manager.
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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.