Clogher Head RNLI responds to two call outs after boats get into difficulties
Clogher Head RNLI was involved in two consecutive call outs yesterday (Easter Monday 17 April).
At 6pm the all-weather lifeboat was launched to assist a razor boat in difficulty off Mosney.
The casualty boat was taken in tow and safely tied up at Skerries.
On returning home to Clogherhead the volunteer lifeboat crew was requested at 9.15pm to go to Drogheda Bar approximately one mile from the mouth of the River Boyne where it was reported that three people were missing in a small boat.
The Drogheda Coast Guard Unit rescued three people from an upturned boat off the bar. The Coast Guard boat brought the casualties up the Boyne River to a landing point where they were met by ambulances.
The lifeboat lit the scene with flares and followed up the river to assist. At the landing area the RNLI and the Coast Guard administered first aid to the casualties until the ambulances arrived.
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