Dunmore East RNLI responds to false alarm with good intent
Dunmore East RNLI was requested to launch following a report of a person calling for help.
The all-weather lifeboat was requested to launch by the Irish Coast Guard following a report from a concerned member of the public who reported a person calling for help around the Badger's Cove area in Dunmore East village.
The alarm was raised at 1.42pm on Saturday (17 December). The volunteer crew responded without haste and the lifeboat arrived on scene shortly afterwards. A search was commenced of the area but nothing was found.
This call out was recorded as a false alarm with good intent.
Speaking after the call out, Peter Grogan, Dunmore East RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer said: 'We would like to commend the member of the public who raised the alarm, as it was the right thing to do. We would remind anyone planning an activity on or near the sea to check weather and tide times before venturing out and to always carry a means of calling for help should you need to use it. Should you get into difficulty or see someone else in trouble, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.'
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