Two
swimmers rescued in Bundoran

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The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI lifeboat were called out on Saturday evening, May 16 following reports of swimmers in trouble near the diving boards in Bundoran.

The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI lifeboat were called out on Saturday evening, May 16 following reports of swimmers in trouble near the diving boards in Bundoran.

The emergency call was received by Malin Head Coast Guard just after 7.40pm by a member of the public at the nearby golf course.

Minutes later the Bundoran Lifeboat was launched and was en route to the scene whilst other volunteer crew members went to the diving boards area by shore.

The initial 999 caller had used the ring buoy located on the Roguey walk to throw to the teenagers to assist in their rescue and by the time the crew had arrived, they had made it to safety.

RNLI volunteer, Killian O’Kelly told the Leitrim Observer that “the two lads were very lucky that they were spotted so quickly by the person on the golf course and that the ring buoy was available so close to where the incident happened – otherwise we could have had a very different outcome.

“We would remind swimmers to be mindful of conditions they are setting out into and to passers by if you see anyone in trouble at the coast please dial 999 or 112 immediately.”