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Dún Laoghaire RNLI rescue two divers off Dublin

Monday, 28th October, 2019 7:00pm
Dún Laoghaire  RNLI rescue two divers off Dublin
Dún Laoghaire  RNLI rescue two divers off Dublin

TWO scuba divers were rescued off Dublin Bay last Sunday (October 20) by Dun Laoghaire RNLI after the pair became separated from their boat.

The incident occurred shortly before 3pm when the divemaster on the surface reported the overdue divers to the Irish Coast Guard.

Dun Laoghaire RNLI All-Weather lifeboat was requested to launch immediately along with the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter based at Dublin Airport.

The Dublin Port Pilot boat also responded to the ‘Pan-Pan’ alert and joined in the search close to Dalkey Island. The Dun Laoghaire RNLI Inshore lifeboat was also prepared to launch.

The RNLI All-Weather lifeboat located the casualties south-east of the Muglins Rock. 

The two divers had drifted approximately three-quarters of a nautical mile from their dive site.

Conditions included a difficult swell left-over from the tide flowing against a fresh northerly wind.

Both casualties were taken on board the lifeboat and taken to a waiting HSE ambulance for precautionary checks. Both had been in the water for more than one hour when rescued.

“This is the outcome that we always hope for and comes from co-operation and training between all the agencies involved,” Stephen Wynne, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Dun Laoghaire RNLI, said. “The casualties remained calm, followed procedure and linked together to ensure they could be spotted.”

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