Wexford RNLI rescue two people in broken down rib

Wexford RNLI’s volunteer crew rescued two people yesterday afternoon when their rib broke down in Wexford Harbour.

Wexford RNLI callout (Credit RNLI/Lorraine Galvin)

The volunteer crew launched their inshore lifeboat at 3.27pm to reports of two people in a rib that had broken down in Wexford Harbour.

The lifeboat responded within five minutes of being paged by the Irish Coast Guard and were on scene within 10 minutes.

Weather conditions on scene were good with a south westerly force 3 wind.

The crew assessed that the people weren’t in need of medical assistance and then took the rib under tow to the safety of a nearby slipway.

Speaking after the rescue, Wexford RNLI Helm John Michael Murphy said: ‘Contacting the Coast Guard ensures that the lifeboat can be on scene as soon as possible and it was a successful outcome today.’

Lifeboat crew were John Michael Murphy, Peter Scallan, Ger Doran and Martin Conway.

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