MULROY Coastguard continued their busy season on Thursday when they rescued a man who got into difficulties while snorkelling in Mulroy Bay.
The man’s wife, who was onshore, rang the emergency services after her husband disappeared from view for an extended period of time. The couple were holidaying in the area when the incident happened on Thursday afternoon.
The wife’s call alerted Malin Head Coastguard who tasked the rescue helicopter from Sligo and Mulroy Coastguard Unit. The Mulroy team were quickly on the scene and lifted the snorkeller from the sandbank he had made his way onto and brought him safely to shore. The helicopter was stood down before it reached the scene.
Ms Michelle Hay, who is chief officer with Mulroy Coastguard Unit told the Donegal News on Friday that the man was very relieved when he was picked up by their unit as the current was taking him away.
“We quickly had our boat on the scene and picked him up as the current was sweeping him away. They were both a bit shocked, but didn’t need medical attention,” Ms Hay said.
The incident happened around 1.55 pm.
Ms Hay added that Thursday rescue was there 30th call-out this season.