Dun Laoghaire RNLI assist two anglers north of Whiterock
Dun Laoghaire RNLI came to the assistance of two anglers who were at risk of becoming cut off by the incoming tide today (Wednesday 24 June
The volunteer lifeboat crew were paged at 12:10pm following an initial report from the Irish Coast Guard that two anglers had been cut off by the tide just north of Whiterock.
The inshore lifeboat was launched immediately and made its way to the scene arriving at 12:25pm. Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard shore unit also attended.
Weather conditions at the time were described as good with a calm sea, light wind, and good visibility.
On arrival just north of Whiterock, the lifeboat crew assessed the situation and noted that the anglers were at risk of becoming stranded by the incoming tide. The lifeboat crew advised the anglers to relocate, they agreed and were taken onboard and relocated to Killiney beach.
Speaking following the call out, Liam Mullan, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer said: ‘ Sea conditions were good today, however it is very easy to be caught off guard, therefore it is important to check the weather forecast and tide times. This is of particular importance for shore anglers in order to reduce the risk of being swept away or cut off by the tide. It is important to remember that if you get into difficulty, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.’
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.