Skerries RNLI assist swimmer in difficulty.

Skerries RNLI Crew Member Goes Ashore

Skerries RNLI launched this afternoon (Monday 16 June) to a swimmer in difficulty off Red Island in Skerries

The volunteer crew launched their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Louis Simson shortly after 4.30pm. The lifeboat helmed by Joe May with crew members Eoin Grimes and Stephen Denny on board made their way directly to the springboards bathing area where Dublin Coast Guard had received reports of a swimmer in difficulty.

Arriving on scene, the lifeboat carried out an immediate search of the area. It was quickly discovered that a member of the public, with the aid of a life ring had managed to assist the swimmer back to shore. The man was taken on board the lifeboat where first aid was administered. He was then brought back to the station where he was handed over to paramedics.

The conditions at the time were calm with a force one Southerly wind.

Speaking after the call out, Joe May , Skerries RNLI Volunteer Helm said: ’He was a very lucky young man that the life ring was in working order and that someone acted quickly. We would advise people to swim close to shore and remember that there can be very strong tidal currents around our coast’