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Bundoran RNLI launched to overturned jet-ski off Murvagh Beach

Bundoran Lifeboat off Murvagh on Saturday afternoon.

Bundoran Lifeboat off Murvagh on Saturday afternoon.

JUST after 4pm on Saturday, 2 August, the volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were paged by Malin Head Coast Guard to four people in the water off Murvagh Beach following the capsize of their jet-ski.

In overcast conditions, the lifeboat William Henry Liddington launched within 6 minutes of the initial request and made their way across Donegal Bay to the scene on the Rossnowlagh side of Murvagh.

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The Sligo based Rescue 118 helicopter also launched to the scene.

Upon arrival, the RNLI crew found that the family of four from Northern Ireland had made their way safely to shore. A member of the crew went ashore to ensure that the family were ok.

Helm Brian Gillespie said: “Thankfully the family were wearing lifejackets, otherwise this could have been a much more serious situation. We would remind sea and water users to always wear a lifejacket when heading for the water and as always if a member of the public sees someone in danger on the water to call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.’

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