A surfer has had a lucky escape after being rescued near Rossnowlagh Beach yesterday afternoon.
The alarm was raised by a passer-by on the beach shortly after 3pm.
The Irish Coast Guard was first alerted who in turn requested that Bundoran RNLI’s inshore lifeboat be launched.
The Irish Coast Guard’s Sligo based Rescue 118 helicopter was also tasked while in the interim, a surf instructor also went to the casualty’s aid.
Both men were found almost 2km from where the surfer had originally entered the water.
They were assessed, found to be safe and well and brought back to shore by the lifeboat.
Shane Smyth, Bundoran RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer has this advice: