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Courtmacsherry RNLI assists four people in two call outs

Lifeboats News Release

Courtmacsherry RNLI's all-weather lifeboat was called out at 2.45pm today Sunday (2 October) as three divers and their support boat sought help as their vessel got into difficulties near Black Head off Kinsale.

The lifeboat was quickly away with a crew of seven and was on the scene at 3.15pm to join Kinsale RNLI and the Coast Guard boat from Oysterhaven.

As the divers and their boat were being brought back to shore, another call came from Valentia Radio of an injured crew person on board a sailing vessel off Kinsale Harbour. Both the Kinsale and Courtmacsherry lifeboats assisted in the transfer of the female casualty to Kinsale Pier where an ambulance was awaiting to take her to Cork University Hospital.

Conditions at sea today deteriorated from early afternoon and was blowing 5/ 6 with a strong sea swell.

Crew on the lifeboat today were Coxswain Sean O'Farrell, mechanic Stewart Russell, Ciaran Hurley, Mark Gannon, Dara Gannon, Dean Hennessey and Evan O'Sullivan.

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Vincent O Donovan, Courtmacsherry RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 086 2530637

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