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Rosslare Harbour RNLI rescue surfer caught in rip current off Wexford coast

Posted on January 1, 2018 at 4:10 PM


Rosslare Harbour RNLI all-weather lifeboat was launched this afternoon (1 January) at 1.15pm to go to the assistance of a surfer caught in a dangerous rip current.


Photo: RNLI/Rosslare Harbour


Two surfers had got caught in the rip current off Curracloe beach in Wexford. One of the surfers...

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Irish Coast Guard and RNLI urge people to Respect the Water and stay safe over the festive season

Posted on December 22, 2017 at 5:25 PM


The Irish Coast Guard and the RNLI have issued a joint safety message for the festive season to remind people to stay safe when they are in or near the water over the holiday period and to remember some basic safety advice, to use if they see someone in trouble or get into difficulty themselves.


RNLI lifeboat at sea. Photo: Nigel Millard


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Skerries RNLI respond to medical emergency on Lambay island

Posted on October 23, 2017 at 4:30 AM

Skerries RNLI launched on Sunday evening (22 October) after receiving reports of a medical emergency on Lambay island.


Skerries RNLI Launching The Atlantic 85 Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Gerry Canning


Shortly after 8.30pm the alarm was raised by a m...

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Wicklow RNLI assist swimmer in difficulty at Brittas Bay beach

Posted on September 25, 2017 at 2:55 AM

Both Wicklow RNLI lifeboats launched on Sunday afternoon (24 September) to assist a swimmer in difficulty at Brittas Bay.


Wicklow RNLI All-Weather and Inshore lifeboats. Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover



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Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescues two from capsized dinghy on Dublin Bay

Posted on September 20, 2017 at 10:50 AM

Two sailors were rescued by the Dun Laoghaire RNLI Inshore lifeboat this morning after their small dinghy capsized on Dublin Bay.


Dun Laoghaire RNLI ILB rescues two from capsized dinghy on Dublin Bay. Photo: Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard


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Wicklow RNLI tow damaged yacht with five sailors to safety

Posted on September 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM


Wicklow all-weather lifeboat launched shortly before 6pm on Saturday evening (9 September) to assist a thirteen metre yacht in difficulties off the Wicklow Coast.


Wicklow All-Weather Lifeboat launching on service. Photo: RNLI/Wicklow

 

The yacht was on passage f...

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RNLI lifeboats to join Search and Rescue partners in major Irish exercise

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 2:35 PM


RNLI lifeboats from Dunmore East and Kilmore Quay are due to take part in a major maritime exercise this Saturday (2 September) in Dunmore East, County Waterford.


Dunmore East All-Weather Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Nicholas Leach


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Wicklow RNLI launch to search for overdue kayakers

Posted on August 29, 2017 at 1:05 AM


Wicklow all weather lifeboat launched at 8.37pm on Monday evening (28 August) to search for an overdue kayak with two people.


Wicklow All-Weather Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Wicklow


The Kayakers were reported overdue to the Coast Gu...

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Courtown RNLI keep teenager with suspected spinal injuries afloat for 40 minutes

Posted on August 14, 2017 at 10:10 AM


Volunteers from Courtown RNLI in County Wexford kept a teenage girl with suspected spinal injuries afloat in the sea for 40 minutes after she fell off an inflatable donut.


Photo: RNLI


The rescue which took place on Friday afternoon last (11 August) unfolded when a member of the public raised the...

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Three RNLI Lifeboats & Coast Guard Helicopter Respond to Report of Overdue Kayakers

Posted on August 13, 2017 at 10:20 AM


Arklow Lifeboat launched following a Pager Alert at 12.03 on Sunday afternoon (August 13).


Arklow RNLI locate both kayakers. Photo: RNLI/Brendan Dillon


The Coast Guard had been alerted by friends of 2 Kayakers, who it was reported were overdue back at Ennereilly Strand, N...

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