Group stranded on Kerry coastline airlifted to safety by Irish Coast Guard

The Coast Guard rescue helicopter was called into action after a group stranded on a ledge on the Kerry coastline couldn’t be reached by lifeboats.

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Five people were rescued from a ledge at Leck Point, Kerry this evening after they got into difficulty and became stranded on the shoreline at around 4pm.

Attempts were made by the volunteers at Ballybunion Rescue unit and the Kilrush and Fenit RNLI, but rescue teams were unable to reach the group by boat.

The rescue helicopter 115, based out of Shannon was alerted and made it’s way from Galway where it had just been on another mission. A second helicopter 117 was requested to assist.

The rescue crew successfully airlifted the group from the ledge to a safe location. No one was injured.

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