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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 12°C


This month
May 2023
12 people rescued from boat with engine trouble near Ballycotton lighthouse
The group got into difficulty and were at risk of getting pushed onto the rocks.
Last month
April 2023
# Swimming
Coast Guard, Water Safety Ireland and RNLI warn public to be careful around water this Easter
Spring tides this weekend will cause higher than normal water levels at full tide.
This year
Dun Laoghaire RNLI rescue two men and a dog in separate callouts over the weekend
One incident occurred at Sandymount while the other occurred at Poolbeg.
Last year
# downpatrick head
Man rescued after becoming trapped in Mayo sea cave overnight
RNLI rescuers maintained contact with the man overnight.
# Rescue
Cork RNLI crew assists US sailors who ran into bad weather during Atlantic crossing
The sailors had left Boston on their yacht a number of weeks ago and were en route to Scotland.
# Rescue
RNLI crew assists sailor in difficulty after failure of boat engine
The RNLI has urged people planning to go out on their boats to ensure they are prepared in case they get into a difficult situation.
# Kinsale
RNLI rescue 40-foot yacht off the coast of Cork
This has been the crew’s third callout in three days.
# water safety
Water safety appeal issued ahead of bank holiday weekend
The Irish Coast Guard, the RNLI and Water Safety Ireland are urging people to stay safe in and on the water or along the coastline.
# water safety
Coast Guard, RNLI and Water Safety Ireland issue joint warning ahead of bank holiday weekend
The organisations are advising people to take care in and on the water or along the coastline.
# Rescue
Howth RNLI rescues six kayakers in north Dublin waters
One kayaker had capsized.
# storm watch
Met Éireann issues Status Orange wind warning for Friday as Storm Dudley passes over Ireland
The forecaster has also issued a ‘wind, rain and snow’ warning for Friday, when Storm Eunice is set to hit the country.
All time
Ceremony held in Dún Laoghaire for 4 crew members who died at Christmas 200 years ago
The outdoor ceremony also honoured the lives of those who died on Irish coasts this year.
# cold water shock
RNLI and Coast Guard issue safety appeal for Christmas swimmers after busy year of callouts
Both organisations have seen an almost 20% increase in callouts this year.
# moooved back to shore
RNLI called out to help move cow in distress in water back to shore
The animal was spotted in the water at Tullan Strand in Bundoran yesterday afternoon.
# Kinsale
Kayaker rescued off west Cork after high swells
Golfers on the Old Head of Kinsale Golf Links saw a person in trouble and immediately raised the alarm.
Two rescued after pleasure boat suffers engine failure in Cork
The RNLI was called out yesterday, to go to the aid of a pleasure craft with two people and their dog on board that got into difficulties near Garrettstown in West Cork.
# Cork
Sailor rescued after yacht's engine failed off Old Head of Kinsale
The RNLI said the sailor was “mighty pleased” to see the lifeboat that rescued him.
# Arklow
Three people rescued off Wicklow coast after vessel suffers engine failure
RNLI volunteers responded to an alert at 1.40am and sailed 10 miles out to sea east of Arklow Harbour.
# castlegregory
Swimmer rescued from water in Kerry after hours-long search
It’s not known exactly how long the swimmer was in the water but they are said to have been “exhausted”.
Sailor rescued after being reported missing from container ship off Wicklow coast
The Wicklow RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 10pm last night to attend the scene.
# Dunmore East
Waterford RNLI rescue dog after 30m cliff fall
Ellie the dog was rescued yesterday after falling from a cliff over three kilometres south west of Dunmore East.
# Rescue
Four people rescued after yacht gets into difficulty and sinks off Wexford coast
The incident happened 50 miles south of Kilmore Quay in the early hours of the morning.
Boat rescued after it got entangled in fishing gear off Wicklow coast
The boat and its two crew were brought to safety.
# UK
Over £200k donated to RNLI in 24 hours after criticism for rescuing migrants in English Channel
The number of people seeking to volunteer with the charity also increased, while some people withdrew their financial support.
# To the rescue
RNLI rescues lone yachtsman in west Cork
The Castletownbere RNLI launched just after 7.20pm yesterday.
# Wicklow
Four people rescued by Coast Guard and RNLI off Wicklow beach
The emergency services were called when two men and two young swimmers got into difficulties.
# Howth
Two men airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty near Howth cliff
The two men were airlifted by Rescue 116 from Lion’s Head after they got into trouble in the water.
# Cork
Three teenage boys winched off rocks after becoming stranded by rising tide
One of the crew of the RNLI craft swam to shore to check on the boys and it was decided to winch them from the scene.
# Ballycotton
Lifeboat rescues fishing crew from vessel suffering engine problems off coast of Cork
The Irish Coast Guard requested the launch of an RNLI lifeboat this morning.
# Cork
Kinsale RNLI crew rescue man after spotting him in sea during routine training exercise
The Coast Guard’s R115 helicopter also attended and transported the man for further medical attention.
# Emergency Services
Swimmer dies in hospital after rescue near Dalkey cliff
The man, who was in his 20s, passed away in Beaumont hospital.
# Rescue
Lifeboat rescues fishing crew from sinking vessel off coast of Wexford
The Irish Coast Guard requested the launch of the RNLI’s Arklow lifeboat at 9.18am on Friday.
# West Cork
Four men rescued after fishing boat goes on fire off Old Head of Kinsale
The RNLI said that the men were “well shocked” after the dramatic rescue this morning.
# water safety
'Don't assume it's safe': Coast Guard and RNLI issue bank holiday warning
Lots of people will be enjoying Ireland’s coastline over the summer.
# Seven Heads Peninsula
'I was just delighted to help': Kite surfer rescues swimmer in difficulty in West Cork
An RNLI lifeboat was deployed at 5:20pm, but when it arrived the kitesurfer had rescued the swimmer.
# Emergency Services
Coast Guard and RNLI warn the public to be careful if planning an Easter swim
The warning comes as an increase in calls to search and rescue teams have been noticed.
Exhausted swimmer rescued clinging to rocks near Dublin's Forty Foot
People are being warned that sea temperatures remain low despite the sunny weather.
# Ellie Adhamh
Crew of sinking trawler airlifted to safety during 'extremely challenging' rescue operation
The crew are said to be in good spirits.
# Ellie Adhamh
'Complex' rescue of stricken trawler off Cork underway as Irish Navy tows it to safety
Last night’s rescue operation was hampered by gale-force winds and heavy seas.
# Dublin
Lifeboat crews rescue seven people in two separate incidents near Dun Laoghaire
Both incidents happened yesterday afternoon.