« BackFive members of Ballybunion CRBI winched from ledge following damage to boat

 

Five members of Ballybunion Community Rescue Boat were winched from a ledge this evening following damage to their boat.

 

They had been assisting in the rescue of a bovine animal at Leck Point, one mile north of Ballybunion, when they became stranded.

 

Valentia Coastguard tasked Shannon Rescue Helicopter 115 which arrived at the scene at 23 minutes to 5pm.

Helicopter

 

The five crew members were winched to safety at six minutes past five.

 

No injuries were reported.

 

Fenit Lifeboat and Ballybunion Sea & Cliff Rescue also assisted in the rescue.