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Sligo Bay RNLI were called out to help at two separate incidents in recent days. Two swimmers were rescued on Tuesday after getting caught in a rip current at Deadman’s Point. The crew launched at 5.41pm and found the swimmers using tow floats to help keep them above water until…

Members of the Sligo Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team are currently trying to rescue four people who have become trapped in the Gleniff valley in north Sligo. It’s understood the climbers have become ‘crag fast,’ which means they are unable to move from where they are trapped. Alan Sayers, from the…

Killybegs Coast Guard had an unusual rescue after a dog fell off a cliff edge near Portnoo yesterday afternoon. After having been tasked by Malin Head Coastguard, the Killybegs crew arrived on scene and set up their climbing system, bringing the dog to safely from the shoreline below a cliff…

Three kayakers are back on dry land after being rescued off the coast of Co Sligo. They got into difficulty in the water near Enniscrone in Killala Bay shortly after 7pm yesterday evening. The coastguard helicopter Rescue 118 from Sligo was sent to the scene. Two of the kayakers were…

Two people were rescued from the sea by the Sligo based Irish Coast Guard helicopter yesterday. Rescue 118 was deployed when two surfers got into difficulty around Sligo. Both received medical assistance from the National Ambulance Service. The incident occurred during a Status Orange wind warning for the region as…

Sligo RNLI saved two teenagers yesterday. A 13 and 15 year old from Germany were rescued by Sligo RNLI yesterday afternoon after they got caught up in a riptide with the swell reaching 2 metres high. The two boys were bodyboarding when they got into trouble and instead of panicking,…