Three people rescued from Wexford Harbour

By Dan Walsh

Three people were rescued by Wexford RNLI this morning (Wednesday) after their powerboat suffered engine failure in Wexford Harbour.

WEXFORD RNLI Lifeboat returning to shore. (Pic; RNLI/Lorraine Galvin)

The volunteer crew launched the inshore lifeboat at 10.12am and arrived at the scene to assess the situation at 10.17am. When on scene the crew spoke to the people who were all in good health and proceeded to set up a tow. The three people were safely brought ashore at 10.27am with no injuries.
Weather conditions at the time were calm, with a Force 2 north easterly wind and good visibility.
Speaking following the call out, Lorraine Galvin, Wexford RNLI Lifeboat Press Officer said: ‘We would advise water users to ensure your boat equipment and engine are in good working order and to always carry a means of communication. If anyone sees anyone in difficulty on or near the water, ring 999/112 and ask for the Coast Guard.”

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