Persons in difficulty – Shenick Island, Skerries

Skerries Coast Guard were tasked to investigate a report of persons possibly in difficulty near Shenick Island, Skerries. A concerned member of the public ashore had alerted the Coast Guard. The Skerries Coast Guard team arrived on scene and observed a small group of adults making their way ashore, not far from the water’s edge. The team monitored the group until they safely arrived.

Shenick Island can be accessed by foot at Spring low tides. However, anyone planning a visit is reminded to always be aware of the time of the incoming tide and be ready to depart the island promptly. Always let someone ashore know your plans and how to raise the alarm if you do not return.

Skerries Coast Guard – a voluntary coastal search and rescue unit of the Irish Coast Guard. 

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