Ballycotton RNLI launched to report of possible upturned vessel south of Nohoval

Lifeboats News Release

Ballycotton RNLI all-weather Trent class lifeboat Austin Lidbury was launched at 2.20pm yesterday (Sunday 24thOctober) afternoon following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to a report from a passing yacht of a possible upturned boat south of Nohaval.

RNLI/Gail Matson

Conditions were fresh with force 6 -7 south westerly winds and clear visibility.

Two miles west of Daunt Rock the lifeboat crew discovered the remains of an old boat, its hull upturned in the water. It is believed it may have been washed out to sea as a result of recent storms.

Ballycotton RNLI Duty Coxswain, Barry Murphy said ‘Thankfully this was a false alarm, and the call was made with good intent. The RNLI would always ask members of the public to call 999/112 if they feel somebody is in possible danger’.

All crew from Ballycotton RNLI returned safely at 5.20pm to refuel and wash down in preparation for the next call out.

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