People urged to be safe around water following callouts

Killybegs coast guard where called out to assist members of the public twice on Saturday.

A call was received at 4.22pm yesterday about a person in difficulty in the water at Silver Strand beach in Glen.

When they arrived, Rescue Helicopter 118 had landed on the beach and the person was safely onboard who was then airlifted to Sligo University Hospital.

On their way back to base, they received another call about a person who had been caught out by the incoming tide at the ‘secret waterfall’ at Largy, who was able to safely make their way back to the carpark.

In a separate incident, the crew of Sligo Bay Lifeboat Station were tasked to help a swimmer who had gotten into difficulty at Rosses Point.

The swimmer had been pulled by the current but the crew were stood down almost immediately as they were safely brought to shore by another person.

Sligo Bay Lifeboat Station are advising people to be safe around the water with the good weather as the currents are particularly strong at Rosses Point at the moment.