Emergency services carry out two rescues on Kerry waters

Emergency services were tasked to two separate incidents on Kerry waters last night.


At approximately 7.30pm, two men got into difficulty on their boat as they headed north of Ballybunion.


The men made their way to a cliff edge for safety where their boat was destroyed after mounting nearby rocks.


Glenderry Coast Guard, Shannon based Rescue 115 and Ballybunion Coast Guard attended the scene.


The men were winched by helicopter off the cliff edge at Meenogahane.


At approximately 10.30pm, Rescue 115 and Fenit lifeboat were tasked to Fenit where four people were rescued from a sinking lifeboat.


Fenit Lifeboat established a tow line and proceeded to take the boat back to shore without recording any injuries.