Courtown RNLI called to assist three people after boat gets into difficulty

Lifeboats News Release

Courtown RNLI was requested to assist three people who got into difficulty on a small boat yesterday (Sunday 21 February) north of Cahore Harbour.

RNLI/Nuala McAloon

The volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to launch their inshore lifeboat at 3.45pm to assist in the rescue of the small vessel which had lost power and was located approximately one mile north of Cahore harbour, at Glasscarrig beach. Cahore Inshore rescue was also tasked.

The lifeboat, helmed by Peter Browne and with crew members Fergus Slevin and Cormac Kinsella onboard, launched immediately and made its way to the scene.

On arriving at the scene, the crew learned that the boat had lost power soon after launch with three adults onboard. The boat was washed up on the beach and rocks, but thankfully all three occupants had managed to get safely to shore.

Recovery of the casualty vehicle proved difficult due to choppy sea conditions, however a tow line was secured and the boat was towed back to Cahore pier, by Cahore Inshore Rescue.

Speaking following the call out, Sam Kennedy, Courtown RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: ‘It was great to see that the three people managed to get to shore safely. Our crew responded readily today and adhered to all Covid-19 guidelines currently in place at Courtown RNLI.’

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For more information please contact Tanya Tighe, Courtown RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer on 0858706098, email tanya.tighe@hse.ie or contact Nuala McAloon, RNLI Ireland Media Officer on 087 648 3547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson, RNLI Ireland Media Manager on 087 1254 124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk

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