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Wicklow RNLI inshore lifeboat launched to assist jet skier

Lifeboats News Release

Wicklow RNLI Inshore lifeboat launched shortly after 5pm this evening, (Sunday 25 September) to assist a person on a broken down Jet Ski.

The man had set off from Wicklow harbour and was about a mile offshore, when the engine cut out, leaving him adrift and unable to get ashore.

The lifeboat was alongside the casualty within minutes of launching, the crew carried out a quick assessment, before towing the broken down craft back into Wicklow harbour and landing the man safely ashore.

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Notes to Editors
Please find attached a photo of Wicklow RNLI Inshore lifeboat launching to assist the casualty. Credit Wicklow RNLI.

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