Heroic lifeguards make three amazing rescues in Dun Laoghaire in just 24-hours

The call-out was the second of the day for the inshore lifeboat.

Heroic members of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution made three amazing rescues in Dun Laoghaire in the last 24-hours - writes dublinlive.ie.

One incident happened when two people were cut-off by the rising tide at Sandymount this afternoon and the alarm was raised at 4.30pm.

The pair found themselves surrounded by water with two more hours of incoming water and nightfall due.

A spokesperson for Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Station said: "A shore unit of the Irish Coast Guard from Dun Laoghaire spotted the pair from the road and directed the RNLI ILB that launched at 4.45pm and was on the scene 10 minutes later.

"However, the depth of water was insufficient to permit the boat to reach the casualties and a crew-member walked the remaining distance to reach the two people who were standing on a sandbank.

"They were then brought to the safety of the lifeboat before a decision was made to land them at the Pigeon House Road beach at Ringsend. The pair were unharmed apart from wet clothes and they were then looked after by the Coast Guard personnel ashore.

"The operation took just over 90 minutes from start to finish and the lifeboat and crew have returned to station. The Irish Coast Guard rescue helicopter R116 based at Dublin Airport was also tasked but stood-down when the casualties were located."

The call-out was the second of the day for the inshore lifeboat.

This morning, two people on their 22-foot motorboat lost engine power and were at risk of grounding on rocks at the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire.

They were brought to safety just after midday.

And on Saturday night, three people on a Scottish 60-foot cruising motoryacht were brought to safety at Dun Laoghaire in near Gale force winds by the All-Weather (ALB) lifeboat in a two hour operation.

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