Family rescued from rip current by Bundoran RNLI

A family were rescued by Bundoran RNLI on Saturday after getting caught in a rip current.

The volunteer crew launched at 4.09pm following a report from the Irish Coast guard that three people had gotten into difficulty at the town’s main beach.

The crew arrived on the scene six minutes after receiving the call and found that two had made it safely to shore however a teenage girl was being taken out to sea.

A member of the public who was visiting Bundoran had jumped in the water with a lifebuoy and waited for the lifeboats arrival.

Both were taken onboard, cold but safe and tended to be paramedics at the lifeboat station.

Captain Tony McGowan, Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat operations Manager said even the most experienced swimmers can get caught in a rip current and the advice is to swim parallel to the shore until free of it’s grip.