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Dun Laoghaire RNLI assist small rowing boat on Dalkey Sound

Lifeboats News Release

Dun Laoghaire RNLI this afternoon (Sunday 7th June) launched the station's inshore lifeboat to assist two people onboard a small rowing boat on Dalkey Sound.

Dun laoghaire Inshore Lifeboat assisting a small rowing boat

Irish Coast Guard/ Dun Laoghaire

Dun laoghaire Inshore Lifeboat assisting a small rowing boat

The volunteer crew of three immediately launched the lifeboat at 1:00pm today after a report from the Irish Coast Guard of two people onboard a small rowing boat having difficulty getting back to shore. The crew proceeded to the location and arrived on scene at 1:15pm. The vessel was taken into tow and returned to Coliemore Harbour.

The crew onboard the inshore lifeboat were Helm Nathan Burke, Laura Jackson, and Jack Shanahan.

Laura Jackson, Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s Community safety officer, and crew said: 'It is important to highlight the RNLI and Irish Coast Guards message at the moment asking people to take extra care when using the sea, please make sure you have a plan of action in case you get into difficulty, always check the tide times and weather conditions along with having a method of communication to call for help if needed ’

‘Dun Laoghaire RNLI remains on call and is fully operational during the Coronavirus pandemic. While there is no crew training or exercises taking place, our volunteers are here, ready to respond to those in need’.

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