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Youghal RNLI help a swimmer in trouble in Youghal harbour

Lifeboats News Release

The Volunteer crew of Youghal RNLI responded to their pagers today (Sunday 18 July) at 3.09pm to a report of a swimmer in trouble between The Mall beach and Greenhole beach in Youghal harbour

RNLI/James Hanna

Arriving on scene within minutes, the crew discovered the male swimmer had made it to shore. Two of the lifeboat crew assessed his condition on shore and realised he was suffering with mild hyperthermia. He was transferred onto a stretcher and conveyed to the lifeboat station. Youghal Coast Guard unit provided assistance at the scene.

Once back at the station the casualty was given medical assistance by paramedics and taken to Cork University Hospital by ambulance, where he is expected to make a full recovery.

Speaking after the call out Mark Nolan, Youghal RNLI volunteer Deputy Launching Authority said; ‘With the good weather forecast for the next few days I’d like to remind people to take care near the water, never swim alone and always let someone on shore know where you are going and a rough time of when they can expect you back’

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Photo credit James Hanna

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