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Cliff-Jumper Saved From Drowning By Passing Lifeboat Volunteer

16th August 2015
Cliff-Jumper Saved From Drowning By Passing Lifeboat Volunteer

#WaterSafety - Dangerous cliff-jumping is putting lives at risk says one lifeboat volunteer after he rescued a young woman from drowning.

According to the Sunday Independent, off-duty Dun Laoghaire RNLI man Wayne Farrell spotted the woman unconscious in the water below an organised group jumping off rocks near Bulloch Harbour last Monday (10 August).

The rest of her group had not noticed her, and when she came to and reported a sore neck and no feeling in her legs, Farrell says he feared a spinal injury - though she thankfully showed improvement when paramedics arrived.

"It could have been a much worse situation," he says. "It was a fluke I was passing in the boat and saw or her she would have drowned."

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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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