Two Men And A Dog Rescued Off...


Two Men And A Dog Rescued Off The Dublin Coast

Sean O'Regan
Sean O'Regan

04:37 12 Feb 2023

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Dun Laoghaire RNLI have had a busy weekend with two separate incidents at Sandymount and Poolbeg.

The first happened at around 12:30 on Saturday afternoon, when a man and his dog were cut off by the tide at Sandymount when the dog ran out into the water.

While the man was retrieveing his pet, the tide came in quickly and he became trapped on a sandbank with water up to chest level.

Dun Laoghaire RNLI responded and they were taken back to shore.

Commenting on the callout, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Helm, Laura Jackson said:

"This was a very fast launch for the volunteer lifeboat crew and we were on the water within five minutes of our pagers being activated. What catches many people out who walk in this area, is just how fast the tide comes in and also, that it approaches from behind."

"You can get into difficulty so quickly and when you look up, you are surrounded by water and unsure of the depth. It can be quite disorientating."

Separately, at around 08:20 on Sunday morning, a man injured himself after falling on rocks at Poolbeg.

Rescue crews were able to assist him and bring him to safety for medical attention, with the assistance of the Dublin Fire Service.

Laura Jackson added:

"It has been a busy weekend for our inshore lifeboat crew at Dun Laoghaire with two very different callouts. We train for anything and it is always good to work alongside our colleagues in the other services, in this case, Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard and the Dublin Fire Service."

"We hope both casualties and our four legged one recover well from the incidents."

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