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Dun Laoghaire RNLI called out to locate 3 teenagers stranded in fog on Sandymount Beach

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Both the Dun Laoghaire RNLI all weather and inshore lifeboats were launched this evening (Tuesday 22 July) when three teenage girls, who were walking on Sandymount Strand, became disorientated when a heavy fog rolled in and they became cut off by the incoming tide. The teenagers found themselves surrounded by water with little visibility and temperatures dropping.

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Portaferry RNLI assist two adults and two children on board a stranded yacht

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Portaferry RNLI received a request to launch their inshore lifeboat at 10.40am today (Tuesday 22 July) to the aid of a man and woman with two children on board a stranded yacht.


The lifeboat launched at 10.47pm and arrived at the scene just south of Dogtail Point, Strangford Lough County...

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Howth RNLI attend to three separate incidents in under three hours

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Howth ALB and ILB lifeboats. Photo: RNLI/Howth


 

Both the Howth RNLI ILB (inshore lifeboat) and ALB (All weather lifeboat) launched in thick fog to attend to three separate incidents.


Firstly a 19ft po...

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Generous couple gives to Crosshaven RNLI as they set sail on new life together

Posted on July 20, 2014 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Happy Couple. Photo: RNLI/Jon Mathers


 

In a first for Crosshaven RNLI, lifeboat crew welcomed newly married couple Kieran Geasley and Patricia Lenihan to the lifeboat Station.

Kieran from Cobh, a commercial fishing skipper and a former RNLI volunteer...

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Lough Ree RNLI assists 10 people in two separate call outs over weekend

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Lough Ree RNLI in county Westmeath came to the aid of 10 people in two separate call outs over the weekend.


The first call came just before 7pm on Saturday (12 July) following a report that two craft vessels had ran aground on the east shore of Inch McDermott. The volunteer crew launched the...

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Bangor RNLI Lifeboat launched after concerns about drifting home made raft

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

At 2:50 pm on Monday 14th July RNLI Bangor Lifeboat launched to investigate reports that children could have been on-board an abandoned homemade raft which was adrift off Ballymacormick Point.


Within minutes of receiving the rescue alert, volunteer lifeboat crew had assembled and launched...

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Portaferry RNLI launch to assist injured yachtsman

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Portaferry RNLI was requested to launch its inshore lifeboat at 2.29pm today (Monday 14 July) to the aid of a man who had suffered a head injury in one of the races during the Portaferry Sailing Club’s annual regatta.


The lifeboat launched at 2.36pm and met up with the injured man ...

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Howth RNLI rescues party of tourists from 30ft passenger boat which runs aground

Posted on July 14, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Howth RNLI has rescued a party of tourists this afternoon after the passenger boat they were on got into difficulty on the north side of Ireland’s Eye.


The volunteer lifeboat crew was alerted at 3.25pm following a Mayday call that a 30ft passenger boat with a group of tourists on board had ran ...

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Arklow RNLI Rescue 3 from Sinking Vessel

Posted on July 13, 2014 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Arklow RNLI Rescues 3 from Sinking Vessel. Photo: RNLI/Arklow


Arklow RNLI’s Volunteers gave the World Cup Final the boot this evening.(Sunday 13.07.14)


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Bundoran RNLI launched to divers in difficulty

Posted on July 12, 2014 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Bundoran Lifeboat “William Henry Liddington”. Photo: RNLI/Bundoran

On Saturday afternoon (12th July 2014), the volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were launched on service to a report of divers in difficulty off St John’s Point near the...

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