Wicklow RNLI rescue two paddle boarders

A crew from Wicklow RNLI were called to rescue two paddle boarders who got into difficulty on Sunday evening.

The RNLI’s Inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew was launched at 7:35pm after being alerted to the two paddle boarders who were unable to get back to shore.

It’s understood members of the public spotted the two individuals in difficulty and made a 999 call to the Coast Guard.

Members of the public helped the RNLI crew find the two paddle boarders by shouting their location, which resulted in their rescue after five minutes of the boat being deployed.

The RNLI said at the time of the incident the tide had turned and the paddle boarders were being pushed further south by the current and were unable to get back to Wicklow.

A spokesperson said: “The two paddle boarders were taken onto the lifeboat where the crew carried out a quick medical assessment.

“No further medical assistance was required and the two casualties were landed safely ashore at the lifeboat station shortly after 8pm.”

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