Person in difficulty – 17th Sept 2011

Shortly after 03:20 this morning, the Skerries Coast Guard team were paged to investigate reports of a person in difficulty in the water near Rush, 4 miles South of Skerries. The Garda helicopter was also tasked to assist with the search for the person. The Skerries Coast Guard team arrived at the scene within minutes and located the person in the water. The casualty was successfully helped from the water with assistance from a Skerries lifeboat crewman. The Skerries Coast Guard assessed and treated the casualty for mild hypothermia at the scene.

Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty in the water, even if you only think someone could be in difficulty, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save their life.

Incident #19 of 2011