Kayakers rescued in Bellharbour

Jun 5, 2010   //   by Caitriona   //   Callouts  //  No Comments

While passing Bellharbour Pier, en-route back from Galway , Doolin Coast Guard members saw one kayaker stranded on the mud and another trying to reach her. Bystanders told the team members that the couple had been there for some time at that stage attempting self rescue. Coast Guard members used the other kayak , a throw bag and additional ropes, and waded across the mud as close to the kayakers as was safely possible. The two casualties were  then able to make their way slowly across the soft mud until they could reach the rope. Coast Guard members then pulled them towards the shore, and escorted them back  to the Pier. Both casualties were well but exhausted .

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