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Father and son rescued after being swept away in dinghy

The pair had got into difficulties near Youghal, Co Cork.

File photo of Youghal lifeboat, which rescued the men
File photo of Youghal lifeboat, which rescued the men
Image: RNLI Youghal

A FATHER AND his son have been rescued by the lifeboat service after getting into difficulties near Youghal, Co Cork.

The pair had set out yesterday afternoon in a small dinghy and were attempting to row to a boat moored offshore, near Ferry point. However, the small boat was swept along the harbour by strong winds and a rising tide and the men found themselves unable to turn back and reach the shore again.

The RNLI lifeboat service was alerted and the Youghal boat launched at around 2pm. Under skipper David Slattery, the lifeboat quickly reached the dinghy and was able to tow the men back to shore. Both of the men were wearing life jackets.

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