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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

The Dublin based Coast Guard rescue helicopter, Coast Guard shore unit and an Ambulance crew were also tasked to the incident at the popular tourist beach.

The first report stated the man was swimming a short distance off the beach, but further reports stated he managed to get ashore.The inshore lifeboat crew located the man at the South end of Brittas beach, they administered initial casualty care and first aid until he was handed over to paramedics.

Speaking after the callout Lifeboat Press Officer Tommy Dover: ‘Thankfully the swimmer was ok after his ordeal and required no further medical attention after being assessed by the Paramedics.’

The crew on the callout were

All weather-lifeboat

Second Coxswain Ciaran Doyle, Mechanic Tommy Murphy, Tommy McAulay, David O’ Leary, Lisa O’ Leary, Kevin Rahill and Terry Sillery.

Inshore Lifeboat

Helm Dean Mulvihill, Ian Thompson and John Stapleton.

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