Shortly after 6pm last night (Tuesday 19 February) the station’s volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch after the alarm was raised by gardaí that a 4-metre speed boat was in difficulty just off Hampton Cove in Balbriggan.
The boat, which was approximately three miles out from Skerries, had fouled its propeller.
Weather conditions at the time were described as cold and dusk was settling into dark.
The Skerries RNLI crew put to sea accompanied in the air by the Irish Coast Guard helicopter, which had been on exercise locally.
Arriving on scene, it became apparent that the two people on board had managed to paddle their boat safely to the shoreline. The Skerries lifeboat crew proceeded to tow the speedboat back safely to Balbriggan Harbour.