Local RNLI issue safety appeal following busy Easter Weekend

Apr 25, 2022 13:19 By Shannonside News
Local RNLI issue safety appeal following busy Easter Weekend Local RNLI issue safety appeal following busy Easter Weekend
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The crew were called to 4 incidents over the weekend.

Lough Ree RNLI are appealing for the public to be safety conscious over the upcoming bank holiday weekend following a busy Easter week on the water for the service.

The RNLI lifeboat was dispatched to 4 separate incidents over the course of last week.

17 people in all were aided by the rescue service following 4 incidents where vessels ran aground.


A crew of 5 people called for assistance on Good Friday after their cruiser ran aground on the Hexagon Shoal near Hare island.

On Easter Monday, a 40ft cruiser with 5 people on board also rang aground at the same location.

The following day, two people were rescued after their vessel became stuck north of Hare Island.


All three vessels were towed to safety after an safety inspection by RNLI crew.

Meanwhile on Saturday morning, 4 people were rescued from a boat that had run aground north of Yew Point.

The RNLI shore crew also provided first aid to a member of the public who had fallen at the Coosan Point Marina.


They recovered following treatment by volunteers at the lifeboat station.

Lough Ree RNLI are encouraging the public to be mindful of boating and water safety over the coming weekend.

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