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Baltimore Lifeboat Tasked To Boat Broken From Moorings & Report Of Flare Sighting

1st May 2017
Baltimore RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Alice and Charles Baltimore RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Alice and Charles Photo: RNLI/Baltimore

#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was launched on Saturday night (29 May) to assist a boat that had broken from its moorings in Baltimore Harbour.

Concerned for the safety of a person seen trying to access the boat from a rowing dinghy in strong southerly winds, a member of the public raised the alarm, and the ILB was tasked to assist, quickly returning the boat it its morning and its occupant back to shore.

On return to station, the lifeboat was tasked to investigate a possible flare sighting in the area.

After conducting a search in strong wind, rain and darkness, nothing was out of the ordinary was found and the ILB was stood down.

The Baltimore lifeboat crew on this callout were Mícheál Cottrell, Ryan O’Mahony and Colin Rochford, with Seamus O’Driscoll, Rianne Smith and Jerry Smith on shore and Brian McSweeney also in attendance.

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MacDara Conroy

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