Courtown Lifeboat launched – nothing found!

Courtown RNLI lifeboat was launched at 7.04 pm on Friday evening to search the waters at Seafield Beach, Ballymoney, but nothing was found.

The launch was activated after Gardai received a call from a concerned member of the public who claimed that something was observed in the water and it was felt it may be a swimmer in distress.

The call came in at 6.54 pm and The D-class from Courtown RNLI was launched at 7.04 pm with RNLI volunteers, Fergus Slevin (Helm) Cormac Kinsella and Tom Dalton onboard.
Alongside the Arklow-Courtown Coastguard unit and local Gardai, the coast was searched, but nothing of concern was found.
It turned out to be a false alarm, but with good intention from the concerned parties.

Sam Kennedy Lifeboat Operations Manager at Courtown RNLI Lifeboat said; “Whilst this turned out to be a false alarm, we encourage members of the public to be vigilant along the coast and to report anything of concern.”

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