Two people resuced by Clifden RNLI 10 km from shore

galway daily news clifden rnli volunteers rescue two people in galway

Clifden RNLI rescued two people on board a broken-down vessel near Inishturk South on Friday afternoon.

The volunteer crew was called to assist the vessel which was suffering mechanical failure about 10k kilometres offshore, west of Inishturk.

The crew launched Joyce King in beautiful sunny conditions, helmed by David Barry with crew James Mullen, Joseph Acton and Brian Ward. They were assisted in launching by Neil Gallery and John Brendan Mannion on shore.

The crew arrived to find the two people on board the vessel had anchored and did not require medical attention.

The stricken vessel was taken under tow back to a mooring in Clifden Bay, arriving without incident at 8.45pm.

Speaking about the shout, Clifden RNLI Helm David Barry said that with the good weather promised, they expect to see people enjoying water sports and boating activities around our coasts.

“We want everyone to enjoy the water and come home safely, please always remember to wear a life jacket when out on the water, always carry a mobile phone or VHF radio to call for help in an emergency,” he said.

“Boats should have an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) which is registered and regularly maintained. The volunteer crew at our station are on call 24/7.

“If you get into difficulty, or see someone else in trouble, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.”