Updated: 21/08/12 : 07:04:14Printable Version
Following the weekend rescue of Norwegian sailors by Sligo Bay RNLI (See SligoToday.ie 20/8/12
) more dramatic rescues were carried out in the region yesterday.
The Malin Head Coast Guard co-ordinated the rescue of two women yesterday.
The first incident involved a woman who became trapped by dense fog on Croagh Patrick.
The Sligo-based Coast Guard Rescue 118 helicopter was dispatched and Mayo Mountain Rescue assisted in the rescue.
Later yesterday a woman walker became trapped at sea by the tide as she was walking across rocks off the shore between Moneygold and Mullaghmore in Co Sligo.
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat said the tide swept in between the rocks and a 10m cliff on land, preventing her from reaching shore. The woman, who is originally from Northern Ireland, but who lives in the Netherlands, raised the alarm on her mobile phone.
The lifeboat reached her within 11 minutes and took her back to Bundoran.
The Sligo-based helicopter was again scrambled but due to the efficient reaction time of the Bundoran RNLI the helicopter was stood down.