Lifeboat called out
AT THE height of one of the worst thunder and lightning storms this century, the Wicklow Lifeboat was called into service on Sunday night.
They received a report at 11.45 p.m. that three Dublin anglers who had left Greystones in an open 17ft boat earlier in the day, had failed to return. Both Wicklow and Dun Laoghaire lifeboats were called into action. The Wicklow boat searched from Bray Head to Wicklow Head and did not return to base until 8.30 a.m. on Monday. As well as the electrical storm, the search was hampered by fog and rain, with radar equipment practically useless in the prevailing conditions. The missing boad turned up in Greystones on Monday morning. It had developed engine trouble, and the three occupants decided to anchor under Bray Head and sit out the storm. They were able to restart their engine in the morning.