Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard saves two casualties from sinking jet ski

Two people had a brush with death on Sunday when their jet ski started to sink in the middle of Dun Laoghaire harbour.

The jet skiers were not wearing wet suits or life jackets, and their craft was 60% submerged when Dun Laoghaire RNLI arrived at the scene.

Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard wrote on Facebook:

"Dun Laoghaire Harbour Police alerted the Irish Coast Guard to a sinking jet ski in the harbour.

"Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard and Dún Laoghaire RNLI rushed to the scene at old Stena Line berth."Instructions were given to the casualties on what to do from Dún Laoghaire Coast Guard members until the RNLI arrived.

"Seconds later the RNLI inshore boat arrived and retrieved the two casualties."

The Coast Guard warned other water sport enthusiasts to take proper precautions when heading out on the sea.

"Instructions were given to the casualties on what to do from Dún Laoghaire Coast Guard members until the RNLI arrived.

"Seconds later the RNLI inshore boat arrived and retrieved the two casualties."

The Coast Guard warned other water sport enthusiasts to take proper precautions when heading out on the sea.

"This was a very close call tonight and highlights the incredible decisions made by people who risk their lives by not wearing the appropriate equipment or making sure their craft is seaworthy," they said.

On Friday the same Coast Guard railed against jet skiers who "put swimmers lives in danger" with reckless behaviour.

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