Sligo Bay RNLI involved in rescue of swimmer in Rosses Point

Lifeboats News Release

Sligo Bay RNLI was involved in the rescue of a swimmer in Rosses Point yesterday evening (Wednesday 15 July)

RNLI/Nuala McAloon

Sligo Bay RNLI

The volunteer lifeboat crew were requested by the Irish Coast Guard to launch their inshore lifeboat at 8pm and go to the aid of a swimmer in difficulty off the first beach in Rosses Point.

When the lifeboat arrived at the scene, the crew observed that the swimmer was being helped by other swimmers and kayakers who were nearby at the time.

The swimmer was then taken aboard the lifeboat and brought back to the lifeboat station where they were transferred into the care of a waiting ambulance.

Following assessment the casualty was brought to Sligo University Hospital for further treatment.

Speaking following the call out, Aisling Gillen, Sligo Bay RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer said: 'We would like to wish the swimmer a speedy recovery and commend everyone involved in the rescue as the sea conditions at the time were very choppy and this could have had a very different outcome.

'As the summer continues, we would remind everyone to always respect the water. Always check weather and tide times before you go, if swimming, never swim alone, and should you get into difficulty or see someone else in trouble, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.'


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