Five people rescued off Kerry coast

 

Five people have been rescued off the Kerry coast in two separate incidents since midday.
At around noon, two people fell overboard just north of Fenit Island.
Valentia Coast Guard tasked Fenit Lifeboat .
The local all weather boat and inshore life boat, Banna Rescue as well as the Shannon Rescue 115 Helicopter were summoned.
At 12.30, Fenit Inshore Life Boat found the two people who are described as being “shook” but otherwise well.
Separately, a lifeguard raised the alarm when three people got into difficulty in Derrynane.
The incident happened at around 12.15 at the local Danger Rocks in front of Derrynane House.
Derrynane Community Rescue Boat’s shore team assisted in the rescue operation and the Shannon Rescue 115 Helicopter was diverted from Fenit.
It’s reported that the three are a father, his son aged 10 and a family friend, a boy in his early teens – all believed to be from Dublin.

They’ve been airlifted to University Hospital Kerry.