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Local RNLI issue safety appeal following busy Easter Weekend

Apr 25, 2022 13:04 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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