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Fenit Lifeboats Respond To Five Callouts In One Week

5th June 2018
Fenit RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Fenit RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Photo: RNLI/Fenit

#RNLI - Fenit RNLI’s lifeboat volunteer crew responded to a number of calls received from people experiencing difficulties in the sea over the past seven days.

The callouts included a person requiring medical assistance, another person getting into difficulty while swimming, and assisting a sailing vessel with mechanical problems.

The all-weather lifeboat was launched twice near Ballydavid in West Kerry, bringing the seafarer and their vessel to the safety of a local pier.

Meanwhile, the inshore lifeboat was used to attend to an incident involving a swimmer who got into difficulty at a local beach in Fenit.

In another callout this week, a medical emergency arose close to another beach in Fenit. Shannon Coast Guard also attended.

Upon safe arrival back on shore an ambulance was waiting on Fenit Pier to give medical attention to the casualty.

Fenit RNLI lifeboat operations manager Gerard O’Donnell said that despite their busy week, the volunteer crew were pleased and relieved that all callouts had resulted in good outcomes.

The spell of good weather had naturally increased the number of people using the beaches and surrounding coastline.

“Fenit RNLI encourages all sea users to be extra vigilant while using the sea,” O’Donnell said, adding that “people should never be embarrassed or afraid to call the RNLI or coastguard if there is a concern that anyone is in danger at sea.”

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MacDara Conroy

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