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Father and child rescued from Howth pier after becoming trapped by waves

The pair did not require hospital treatment.

Howth Pier (file photo)
Howth Pier (file photo)
Image: Niall Carson/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A FATHER AND child have been rescued from the east pier in Howth, Co Dublin, after become trapped in an alcove between breaking waves.

The coast guard were alerted at approximately 10am this morning. While not in imminent danger, assistance was required in order to help them to return to land safely.

Irish coast guard units from Howth station, Helicopter Rescue 116, the RNLI lifeboat and gardaí based in Howth were tasked, with the RNLI lifeboat escorting them to the safety of their inshore lifeboat, shielding them from the breaking waves.

The pair were brought back to the lifeboat station, and did not require hospital treatment.

A spokesperson from the Irish coast guard warned of the dangers of walking close to exposed areas like piers and cliffs during stormy conditions.

The scene this morning. (Image: Alan Kinsella)

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