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Kilrush RNLI tasked to out of control boat in Shannon Estuary

Posted on June 30, 2016 at 9:15 AM

Kilrush RNLI lifeboat. Photo: Andrew Walker

Volunteer crew from Kilrush RNLI were diverted from training yesterday evening (Wednesday 29 June) following reports of an out of control boat in the Shannon Estuary.

The Kilrush lifeboat was joined by the Shannon based Irish Coast Guard helicopter in a search of the area following a report by a member of the public that saw a small rigid inflatable boat (RIB) apparently out-of-control off Moneypoint. It was believed there was no one on the boat and no one could be seen in the water.

Kilrush Lifeboat located the boat travelling around in circles however there was no sign of anyone in the water.

A short time later it was reported that a person had made it ashore safely at Moneypoint.

Kilrush lifeboat took the boat on tow after it ran out of fuel . The boat was then towed to Kilrush marina.

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