Capsized boat

Sep 26, 2011   //   by Caitriona   //   Callouts  //  No Comments

While on an ongoing search the team was tasked to an overturned boat off Finavarra, North of Ballyvaughan.MRSC reported two persons in the water and unable to right their vessel. The Shannon based Coast Guard Rescue helicopter was also on the search at the Cliffs of Moher along with Doolin Coast Guard and was tasked to assist the overturned craft. Coast Guard members returned to base in Doolin to launch the boat. The helicopter winched the 2 crew from the water to safety.They were treated for hypothermia and taken to hospital. On arrival on scene , the Doolin Coast Guard boat then righted the sailing vessel and towed it back to Ballyvaughan Pier.

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