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Howth Coast Guard Rescues Two People & Dog Cut Off By Tide

20th May 2019
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Howth Coast Guard volunteers have Max the dog in safe hands Howth Coast Guard volunteers have Max the dog in safe hands Photo: Howth Coast Guard/Facebook

Yesterday afternoon (Sunday 19 May) the Irish Coast Guard’s Howth unit was diverted from exercise to rescue two people and a dog who were cut off by the rising tide.

The crew immediately responded and began a search for the casualties who were were quickly located, taken aboard the boat and returned to a safe location ashore.

“The callers did the right thing when they realised they were in trouble: they called 112 and asked for the coastguard,” said Howth Coast Guard in a statement.

The Irish Coast Guard issued a reminder for people to be careful walking on shorelines in fine weather, as tides can rise quickly and cut one off from the shore faster than expected.

If you find yourself in this situation, immediately call 112 or 999 and ask for the coastguard.

Published in Rescue, Coastguard
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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