Valentia Coast Guard urging sailors to use communications equipment

Valentia Coast Guard is urging anyone taking to the water to use the communications equipment onboard their vessel. It follows a major search operation in west Cork after a boating incident. The alarm was raised last night when a yacht with three people in their 60s and 70s onboard failed to return to Schull. The Shannon Coast Guard helicopter along with Baltimore lifeboat, a naval and customs vessel all took part in the operation. Shannon Helicopter A man and woman were found on a nearby island after swimming ashore. The third person, a man, didn’t survive and his body was recovered this morning. Declan  Geoghegan is with Valentia Coast Guard: [audio_player src=””]