By Dan Walsh
Nine anglers on board a charter boat that fouled its propellers east of the Saltee Islands were rescued and taken to safety by Kilmore Quay RNLI Lifeboat service earlier today.
The volunteer crew were requested to launch their all-weather Tamar class lifeboat, Killarney, by the Irish Coast Guard this morning.
The lifeboat under Coxswain Eugene Kehoe and with six crew members onboard arrived on scene at 10am. Having checked all onboard were safe and well, a towline was quickly established. The lifeboat was soon underway to Kilmore Quay, arriving back at the harbour at 10.43am. Weather and sea conditions were good at the time.
The Kilmore Quay RNLI lifeboat crew involved in the call out were Coxswain Eugene Kehoe, Philip Walsh, Aidan Bates, Nigel Kehoe, Adam Kelly, Michelle Hinchy and Dean Roche.