The Dun Laoghaire RNLI saved two sailors this morning after their dinghy capsized and passers-by raised the alarm.
Sailors saved in daring Dun Laoghaire rescue after passers-by raise alarm
The two sailors were out at Dublin Bay when they ended up in the water just before 9am - writes dublinlive.ie.
It happened at the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire , after their attempts to right their boat were unsuccesful.
Due to the wind and tide, the capsized dinghy was heading in the direction of the Dublin Port shipping lane.
Thankfully, two walkers on the pier saw the struggle and raised the alarm.
The RNLI Inshore lifeboat was immediately launched, and they managed to rescue the boat just after 9.30am.
Neither of the two sailors were injured, thanks to the quick response by the RNLI.
Stephen Wynne, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Dun Laoghaire said: "“The RNLI encourages anyone heading to sea to carry some means of signalling for help.
“Fortunately on this occasion, two pier-walkers spotted the problem and called for help. Otherwise, a 2.5 mile drift northwards and a more serious outcome was likely to have occurred.”
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