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Courtmacsherry RNLI rescue three men from the water

Lifeboats News Release

The Courtmacsherry RNLI All-Weather lifeboat was called out at 5.15 pm this afternoon (Sunday 7 August) to go to the aid of three men who got into difficulty in a jet-ski and small pleasure boat just off the Seven Heads coastline in West Cork.

The Courtmacsherry lifeboat under Coxswain Sean O'Farrell and a crew of six launched immediately and reached the area at 5.25pm as the three men had overturned in their crafts and were in the water.

The casualties were blown on to the dangerous rocks at Seven Heads and the Courtmacsherry lifeboat crew succeeded in taking all three men from the rocks and onboard the lifeboat.

All three have now been landed ashore by the lifeboat. The Coast Guard unit from Seven Heads, the Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter and Kinsale RNLI all participated in today's rescue. Conditions at sea today are very poor with strong winds force 5/6 with heavy swells in the area.

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