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Coast Guard Rescues Two Rowers In Difficulty Off Coast Of Ireland

By Alana Laverty

July 21, 2017 at 4:37pm


Crews from the Irish Coast Guard rescued two people in difficulty off the coast of west Cork this afternoon, reports. 

The casualties were successfully rescued off the south-west coast after activating an emergency alarm when their vessel overturned.

It's believed the two casualties were attempting to row across the Atlantic.

Waterford-based Rescue 116  transferred them to Tralee Hospital. 

"It highlights that if you can raise the alarm and stay afloat then you stand a very good chance of being rescued. I also want to compliment the helicopter crew and Valentia on a very successful operation and thank the Air Corps for their support."

Coast Guard's SAR Manager Gerard O' Flynn

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