RNLI lifeguards on Portrush West Strand go to aid of jet-skiers

RNLI lifeguards' Rescue Water Craft on Portrush West Strand on the 18 July. The lifeguards spotted a capsized jet-ski with two males in the water about 100m from the shore. On scene, the lifeguards observed the casualties safe and well on the shoreline.

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