Coast Guard unit car­ries out harbour search

Bray People - - NEWS - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

THE emergency ser­vices were called to the harbour area of Bray on the evening of Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 28, af­ter a re­port of a per­son in the wa­ter.

Af­ter at­tend­ing the scene, they did not dis­cover any­thing un­to­ward and all ser­vices were stood down.

The op­er­a­tion in­cluded mem­bers of Grey­stones Coast Guard unit, gar­daí, and the Coast Guard he­li­copter Res­cue 116 as well as mem­bers of the fire ser­vice, all of whom car­ried out a thor­ough search of the vicin­ity.

Gar­daí in Bray said that while there was noth­ing found at the scene, they did not be­lieve it to be a ma­li­cious re­port.

They said that while there was a re­port of a per­son, seem­ingly un­re­spon­sive, in the wa­ter, the per­son may have been mis­taken, and that it could have been an ob­ject or even a wave for­ma­tion.

They did say that they do not be­lieve it to have been con­nected to any miss­ing per­son the district is cur­rently aware of.

The re­port was made at around 7 p.m. and the search was stood down by 9 p.m.

Ear­lier that day, Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard called to Shankill shore­line close to Shanganagh wa­ter treat­ment plant. A ve­hi­cle was sub­merged in wa­ter with the per­son trapped. Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard were tasked im­me­di­ately along with Res­cue 116 from Dublin Air­port and Dun Laoghaire RNLI. While crews were re­spond­ing to the in­ci­dent, the ca­su­alty was rescued by his col­leagues. All crews were stood down.

Bray Harbour.

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