Two women rescued off coast of Galway said to be doing well

Two women, rescued after spending 15 hours in the water off County Galway, are said to be doing well.

The paddleboarders had set off from Furbo last night and were blown off course.

A major search operation took place overnight for the 23 and 17 year old cousins.

They were eventually located off Inis Oir island, by fisherman Patrick Oliver and his son Morgan earlier today.

Patrick, who’s also a member of the Galway RNLI Lifeboat Station, says the two women held on to a buoy that acted as a lobster pot marker: