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Busy Midweek Afternoon For Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard

25th July 2019
A 4x4 vehicle sinking in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Wednesday afternoon A 4x4 vehicle sinking in Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Wednesday afternoon Photo: Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard/Facebook

A warm afternoon in Dublin Bay yesterday (Wednesday 24 July) also saw three callouts for Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard within the space of an hour.

The first at 5pm involved a Jeep-type vehicle spotted floating in the harbour. Satisfied that no one was in the vehicle, the officer in charge watched it sink rapidly before deploying two safety marks.

Fifteen minutes later, a call came from a mender of the public who spotted kayaks in difficulty at Dalkey Sound, with one casualty clinging to the side of a kayak.

Local pleasure craft assisted by a Pan Pan alert before Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s inshore lifeboat arrived on scene to escort the kayaking group to safety.

The Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard march team sighted the group trying to make passage to Coliemore Harbour and advised to alter course to Bulloch as they were fighting against the tide and wind and making poor progress.

A third callout at 6pm saw the team stood down en route to a person in difficulty due to the tide at Merrion Strand after they made it ashore safely.

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MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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