Skerries RNLI launched to investigate reports of flares in Balbriggan

The Skerries RNLI lifeboat was launched yesterday evening to investigate reports of flares in the  vicinity of Balbriggan harbour.


Skerries RNLI recovering the lifeboat. Image RNLI/Gerry Canning

The crew made it’s way directly to Balbriggan and carried out a search of the area. They continued their search north as far as the river Nanny but there was no sign of anyone in difficulty. The lifeboat was stood down and the crew returned to the station.

Skerries RNLI Coast Guard and Rescue Helicopter R116 also completed a search of the area.

Speaking after the call out, Eoin McCarthy, Deputy Launching Authority for Skerries RNLI said: ‘Our volunteer crew are always ready to respond to a call for help. Even though there was nothing found in this instance, we would always encourage people to dial 999 and ask for the Coast Guard if they see someone in need of assistance.’

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