Youghal RNLI involved in multi-agency search to reports of missing person.

Lifeboats News Release

The volunteer crew of Youghal RNLI were tasked alongside the Coast Guard and Rescue Helicopter 117 from Waterford this evening (Sunday 24 May) to reports of a missing person in Youghal

RNLI/Elizabeth Stepney-Power

The inshore lifeboat launched in good weather condition on a filling tide at 6.04 pm a few minutes after the pagers sounded. The crew were Martin Morris, Mike Brooks, Jack Nolan and Karen Walsh.

Working alongside the Coast Guard and Rescue helicopter 117 a comprehensive search was undertaken from the inner harbour, Youghal to Knockadoon. The Lifeboat was stood down at 7.30pm after the reported person was found safe on shore.

Speaking following the call out, Youghal RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, Derry Walsh said: ‘ We welcome the news that the individual was found safe and well. We would like to remind the public that although our volunteers are currently not taking part in weekly training exercises due to the Covid 19 Pandemic we remain on call and available 24/7, if in need of help please call 112/999 and ask for the Coast Guard.’

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