RNLI, Coast Guard and LE Ciara involved in Dursey search Castletownbere’s RNLI lifeboat was launched this afternoon, along with other emergency services, after a member of the public reported a missing person in Dursey Island.
Castletownbere lifeboat, under the command of coxswain Dean Hegarty, launched shortly after 2pm after Valentia Coastguard radio received reports that a visitor to Dursey Island had gone missing.
The Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Derrynane Inshore Rescue Boat, and the Irish Navy vessel LE Ciara were also tasked. Once on the scene, the lifeboat commenced a search of the area.
he Coast Guard helicopter did a sweep of the island and spotted a person who fitted the description of the casualty.
The Coast Guard helicopter lowered a winchman and confirmed that the casualty was safe and well. All emergency services were then stood down.
Commenting on the call-out, launching authority Paddy O’Conor said: ‘We are delighted at the very swift response of the crew and that the casualty was located safe and well.’