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Crosshaven RNLI assists two as yacht runs aground

Lifeboats News Release

Crosshaven RNLI launched at 10.53pm last night to a small yacht aground at White Bay on the East side of Cork Harbour.

At the scene, the crew found one person in the water attempting to hold the yacht off the beach in the swell and another person on the beach.

Our crew member swam ashore to assess the situation and attach a towline to the yacht.

As the casualties were cold and wet, they were handed into the care of Guileen Coast Guard unit for transportation, whilst the lifeboat brought the vessel to Crosshaven.

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