Local RNLI rescue two fishermen in Athlone

Mar 20, 2023 07:03 By Shannonside News
Local RNLI rescue two fishermen in Athlone Local RNLI rescue two fishermen in Athlone
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Earlier on Saturday Lough Ree RNLI had joined with Athlone Sub Aqua Club and Athlone River Safety Awareness just upstream of the weir wall to demonstrate emergency response procedures to the public.

Two young fishermen have been rescued after they got into difficulty on the River Shannon in Athlone over the weekend.

Responding to a request from the Irish Coast Guard Lough Ree RNLI was tasked to assist the two men on board a 19ft lake boat which was taking on water south of the Weir Wall Shannon in Athlone town.

The local volunteer group reached the scene within fifteen minutes of being launched on Saturday evening.


The two fishermen were transferred to the care of the emergency services along the riverbank and it's understood neither men suffered serious effects from the ordeal.

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