7 August 2016
By Bryan T. Smyth
The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 5.15 pm this afternoon Sun to go to the aid of three men who got into difficulty in a Jet Ski and Small pleasure boat just off the Seven Heads coastline in West Cork.
The Courtmacsherry Lifeboat under Coxswain Sean O Farrell and a crew of six launched immediately and reached the area at 5.25pm as the three men had overturned in their crafts and were in the water.
The casualties were blown on to the Dangerous rocks at Seven Heads and the Courtmacsherry Lifeboat has now succeeded in taking all three men from the rocks and onboard the Lifeboat.
All three have now been landed ashore by the Lifeboat and are extremely grateful to have all been rescued so quickly.
The Coastguard unit from Seven Heads, the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter and The Kinsale RNLI Lifeboat all participated in today’s rescue.
Conditions at sea today are very poor with strong winds force 5/6 with heavy swells in the area.