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Teenage Powerboat Thieves Pursued By Gardaí

25th May 2015
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Missing boat from Dun Laoghaire Harbour at approximately 5.15 am Sunday Morning . It is a Fairline Phantom 40 .Garda...

Posted by Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard on Sunday, 24 May 2015
Teenage Powerboat Thieves Pursued By Gardaí

#BoatTheft - The Garda Air Support Unit gave chase to three teenagers on a stolen powerboat along the east coast yesterday (Sunday 24 May), as the Irish Independent reports.

The trio of thieves took the 40ft high-powered yacht from Dun Laoghaire Harbour some time after 5.30am and headed as far as Wexford before turning back towards Wicklow.

After they were spotted near Greystones after lunchtime operating the "incredibly powerful boat in a very reckless manner", they led gardaí on a dangerous chase putting many other coastal boat users at risk.

The Irish Independent has more on the story HERE.

Update: Wicklow News has images of the stolen boat being towed back to the marina by Dun Laoghaire RNLI.

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