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Wicklow RNLI launched to investigate floating object

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Wicklow RNLI launched to investigate floating object
Wicklow RNLI launched to investigate floating object Both Wicklow RNLI lifeboats launched this afternoon (Saturday 20th June) at 3.10pm, to investigate a report of an object floating in the sea off the beach at Brittas Bay. A vigilant lifeguard on duty at Brittas Bay contacted the Coast Guard to report an white object in the water about two miles off the popular tourist beach. Both lifeboats were on scene twenty minutes after launching. They conducted an extensive search from Mizzen Head back towards Wicklow head. Conditions in the area were sea state slight with wind westerly force two. Visibility in the search area was good. During the search the lifeboat volunteers made contact with some boats in the area, none required any assistance. Following an extensive search of the area and no boat found to be in difficulty, the Coast Guard stood down both lifeboats at 4.05pm. The lifeboats returned to Wicklow and were back on Station by 4.30pm. Photo: RNLI/Wicklow
Posted on June 20, 2015 Slideshow