Dun Laoghaire RNLI assists windsurfer who encounters equipment difficulties
Dun Laoghaire RNLI's volunteers launched their inshore lifeboat last Friday (5 June) to assist a windsurfer who was having issues with his equipment off Dun Laoghaire Harbour's West Pier.
The crew arrived on scene within minutes and assessed the situation, they then transferred the person onto the lifeboat and returned him to shore.
Liam Mullan, Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s Lifeboat Press Officer said: ‘The person involved in this assist was experienced and made the right decision by calling for help. He had taken all the correct precautions before entering the water, he had a person onshore watching out for him, had a means of communication and was wearing the correct equipment at the time. We are glad it ended well and that he was returned safely to shore by our lifeboat crew.’
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.