Yesterday afternoon the Irish Coast Guard received a call about a missing jet skier off Howth. The call was placed by another jet skier who returned to shore to make the call after his friend had gotten into difficulty.
Rescue helicopter 116 was dispatched along with the Howth RNLI who launched both inshore and all-weather lifeboats. The teams worked quickly together to mount a search, combing the waters from Balscadden to Ireland’s Eye. In around 30 mins they discovered the man and his submerged jet ski which had overturned, north of Ireland’s Eye.
The man who was wearing a life jacket was extremely cold but fortunately had not suffered any injuries. He was brought safely back in on the lifeboat and his jet ski was towed back to shore.
Having completed the rescue, back on shore, the coast guard team noticed high tides and breaking waves were putting people in danger on the East Pier. They assisted a person back to safety and advised members of the public against walking down the Howth pier as they was a danger of getting washed into the sea. The team stayed on until the high tides and adverse conditions had passed.