Fa­ther and son are res­cued

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

A fa­ther and son had to be res­cued last Sun­day week after an in­flat­able dingy they were fish­ing in drifted out to sea.

Both Wick­low RNLI Lifeboats were launched after 5 p.m. near Brit­tas Bay beach.

The pair had set off from the pop­u­lar beach to try their hand at some fish­ing. How­ever, the wind and tide car­ried them off shore south of Mizzen Head.

For­tu­nately, the fa­ther man­aged to get the dinghy ashore on to an in­ac­ces­si­ble beach after much ef­fort.

Other fam­ily mem­bers and on­look­ers were un­able to get down to the cliff to the beach to help the fa­ther and son.

Just after 5.30 p.m. the in­shore lifeboat ar­rived and picked up the stranded pair.

They were trans­ferred to the all-weather lifeboat a short time later and as­sessed by first aider Carol Flahive.

The two ca­su­al­ties were cold and shaken after their or­deal, but re­quired no fur­ther med­i­cal as­sis­tance. They were landed safely back at Wick­low lifeboat Sta­tion at 6.30 p.m. and were picked up by relieved fam­ily mem­bers after hav­ing a hot drink.

The Coast Guard he­li­copter Res­cue 116 was also tasked to the in­ci­dent.

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