Courtmacsherry RNLI rescue six people from a dive boat off Old Head of Kinsale

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Courtmacsherry RNLI rescued six people today (Sunday 22 July) when their 20ft RIB dive boat got into difficulties at the Western Hole-Open of the Old Head of Kinsale at 1.20pm.

The All-Weather lifeboat under Coxswain Kevin Young and a crew of six were underway immediately on a busy Sunday in the Seaside Village. They reached the casualty at 1.35pm and immediately took the boat in tow and away from the danger of the rocky shoreline.

The stricken vessel out of Oysterhaven, was partaking in a dive just off Holeopen West at the Old Head of Kinsale.

All arrived back in the safe surrounds of Courtmacsherry Harbour at 3.20pm and the Lifeboat has now refuelled and back at its mooring in readiness for any further callout.

Weather at sea today was good with a reasonable wind blowing.

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For further information if required contact Courtmacsherry RNLI Lifeboat LPO Vincent O Donovan at 086 2530637 or Lifeboat House at 023 8846600.

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