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Dun Laoghaire RNLI assists power boat with three onboard off Killiney

Lifeboats News Release

Dun Laoghaire RNLI responded to a 8m power boat with three people onboard on Tuesday evening (4 September) shortly before 8pm, when their vessel broke down in Killiney Bay.

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Dun Laoghaire RNLI

The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat at 7.50pm following a report from the Irish Coast Guard.

The weather conditions were fair with a northern breeze. Visibility was also good.

The all-weather lifeboat located and successfully towed the vessel back towards Dun Laoghaire Marina. All three onboard were uninjured.

Commenting after the call out, Dun Laoghaire RNLI Coxswain, Mark McGibney said: ‘The long evenings are starting to get shorter, so it is vital to have a means of calling for help in case you do end up in trouble.’

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