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Calls for Greater Public Awareness of Tidal Risks After Three Rescued Off Sandymount

28th April 2022
Rescue 116 attending the rescue of stranded walkers off Sandymount on Tuesday
Rescue 116 attending the rescue of stranded walkers off Sandymount on Tuesday Credit: Irish Coast Guard - Dun Laoghaire/Facebook

Calls have been made for greater public awareness over the risks of incoming tides after three people were rescued off Sandymount earlier this week.

A multi-agency response involving Dun Laoghaire RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard’s Dublin-based helicopter Rescue 116 led to the casualties’ successful retrieval after they became stranded on a sandbank on Tuesday (26 April).

Speaking to Independent.ie, a local councillor called for a major advertising campaign to highlight the dangers of tides at Sandymount, which has become notorious for such incidents.

“This happens far too often and the Coast Guard use a huge amount of resources every year to rescue people who find themselves in this situation,” Fine Gael’s Cllr James Geoghegan said. Independent.ie has more on the story HERE.

The news comes in the same week as a joint appeal from the coastguard, RNLI and Water Safety Ireland to take care when on or near the water this May Bank Holiday weekend, as reported earlier on Afloat.ie.

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MacDara Conroy

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