Person in difficulty near Red Island – 29th August 2013

Shortly after 13:00 this afternoon, the Skerries Coast Guard team were tasked to assist with the rescue of an injured casualty near Red Island, Skerries. The adult swimmer is believed to have got into difficulties and required medical assistance. The Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue116 was also diverted to the scene.

The casualty was located and taken from the water by the Skerries lifeboat. The Coast Guard helicopter landed at Red Island, however the casualty did not require immediate transport to hospital and after several minutes on scene, Rescue 116 departed.

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

Incident # 22 of 2013