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Courtmacsherry Lifeboat in Rescue of Two Anglers in Pleasure Boat off The Old Head of Kinsale

14th September 2018
The Courtmacsherry All Weather RNLI Lifeboat crew The Courtmacsherry All Weather RNLI Lifeboat crew

The Courtmacsherry All Weather RNLI Lifeboat was called out at 2pm yesterday to go to the aid of an 18–foot pleasure boat with two anglers on board who got lost and sought assistance two miles south of the Old Head of Kinsale in West Cork.

Under Coxswain Sean O Farrell and a crew of five, the Lifeboat was underway within minutes. The distress alarm was raised by the two Belgian Anglers who were fishing off the coast at the Old Head of Kinsale and got lost as they headed out to sea.

"the only bearing that they could give was that they could see a Lighthouse in the distance"

As the seas were rough and wind picking up, the only bearing that they could give when seeking assistance was that they could see a Lighthouse in the distance.

The Lifeboat found the anglers at 2.30 pm and duly escorted the fishing craft back to the village of Courtmacsherry, arriving at 4.10 pm. 

Both anglers were relieved to be back on shore and they praised the fast response and skills of the Lifeboat Crew in locating them.

The crew on today's callout were Coxswain Sean O Farrell, Mechanic Stuart Russell and crew Ken Cashman, Austin McKenna and Conor Dullea.

Published in RNLI Lifeboats Team

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