Report of kayakers in difficulty – 20th August 2013

The Irish Coast Guard received a report today of three kayakers in difficulty off the coast of Skerries. It appeared to a person ashore that one or more of the group had capsized and were having difficulty righting their craft. The Skerries Coast Guard Unit were tasked to assist with the rescue. The Coast Guard also requested the launch of the Skerries Lifeboat.

The Coast Guard issued a PAN PAN alert over VHF radio for any vessels in the area to assist. Fortunately, a private vessel was nearby and quickly assisted with recovering the three kayakers safely to shore.

Incident # 19 of 2013

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