Arklow RNLI launch to drifting jetski

Arklow RNLI launched on Sunday afternoon to assist a jetski in distress  following a Launch Request from the Irish Coast Guard at 3.15pm.

The volunteer crew left their families on this Easter Sunday and within minutes of the alert were aboard RNLB Ger Tigchlearr and underway.

The lifeboat made its way to the reported position, just North of Arklow Harbour.

The casualty vessel had been reported adrift and without power.

The jet ski with 2 persons aboard was quickly located off the back of Arklow North Pier, it was without power and dangerously close to the rocky shoreline.

The 2 persons aboard the jetski were immediately evacuated to the lifeboat and a line was secured to the jetski and it was towed back to shore.

All hands came ashore safely in Arklow Harbour


Following the incident, Mark Corcoran Community Safety Officer at Arklow RNLI said:

“Thankfully this shout ended well, given the fantastic weather we’ve had this weekend, we’ve seen higher numbers of people coming back to the beaches and putting their boats and other craft back in the water earlier than usual, we’d like ot remind people to Respect the Water and always wear a lifejacket and carry a means of calling for help when going out on the water”

Further Water Safety Information can be found at www.respectthewater.com

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