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Jet skier rescued after riding out to island and getting stuck

Their craft sank during the incident yesterday.

Ireland's Eye pictured from the Howth shoreline.
Ireland's Eye pictured from the Howth shoreline.
Image: Flickr/Bods

A JET SKIER was rescued yesterday after they made their way out to an island and their craft sank, according to the Irish Coast Guard.

The incident happened at about 3.30pm when rescuers received a call about missing a jet skier off Howth harbour in north county Dublin.

The Irish Coast Guard team in Howth, the Coast Guard Rescue 116 Helicopter and the Howth RNLI lifeboats were all immediately tasked to the scene.

After 30 minutes of searching the water and coastline, the coast guard helicopter spotted the jet skier on the north of Ireland’s Eye with their jet ski submerged under water.

Ireland’s Eye is a small uninhabited island that’s located about a kilometre north of Howth harbour. The jet skier was stranded on the opposite side of the island from the harbour.

After the casualty was rescued they were taken back to shore to a waiting ambulance. The jet skier was wearing a life jacket and was not seriously injured.

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