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Dun Laoghaire RNLI assist person with a suspected broken leg

Lifeboats News Release

A volunteer crew of three assisted a person yesterday evening (Saturday 29th June) with a suspected broken leg near Whiterock beach in Killiney.

Dun Laoghaire RNLI and Irish Coast Guard Dun Laoghaire

Irish Coast Guard / Dun Laoghaire

Dun Laoghaire RNLI crew and inshore lifeboat along side Irish Coast Guard Dun Laoghaire

The volunteer lifeboat crew were contacted by the Irish Coast Guard after a request from Dun Laoghaire Irish Coast Guard Unit that lifeboat assistance was needed at Whiterock beach

The inshore lifeboat was launched immediately at 3.33pm and made its way to the scene arriving at 3.45pm.

Weather conditions at the time were described as good with a calm sea, light wind, and very good visibility.

On arrival, the lifeboat crew quickly assessed the situation and with help from Dun Laoghaire Irish Coast Guard Unit and the National Ambulance Service the casualty was quickly transferred onboard the lifeboat accompanied by the paramedic who was on the scene. The casualty was then transferred to land at nearby Colliemore Harbour.

Speaking following the call out, Gary Hayes, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Lifeboat Helm at the time said: ‘The teamwork within our volunteer crew and the agencies on scene was amazing and has been all weekend. It has been a very busy few days along the Dublin coast with our lifeboat crew having had five call outs in 48 hours’

‘I would like to remind everyone to never underestimate conditions along our coast even with the nice weather passing through. When you head to the coast always try to have a plan in place that ensures you can access help if you need it. If you ever get into difficulty or see someone getting into difficulty to dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Irish Coast Guard

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