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Rescue

Teen kayakers rescued from cave

Meanwhile, a man who fell 50ft from McGillycuddy Reeks was also rescued and brought to hospital.

TWO TEENAGE KAYAKERS were rescued in West Cork early this morning.

The Baltimore Lifeboat service told TheJournal.ie that at 12.30am today, the youths were found after a search of many hours.

The two kayakers had been reported missing from Rosscarbery. Shouts were heard from a cave near Millcove and Baltimore Inshore Lifeboat helm John Kearney investigated and found the two 17-year-old males who had taken shelter in the cave.

Also taking part were the Coast Guard teams from Glandore, Castlefreke and Toe Head. Toe Head Coast Guard had its Delta inshore life boat searching and rescue 115 Coast Guard helicopter was also on the scene.

A smaller boat was launched from the all-weather lifeboat Alan Massey, which ferried the teens individually from the cave and then onto the inshore lifeboat which brought them to Millcove.

Earlier on Saturday evening, at 7.15pm, it was reported to Baltimore Lifeboat that a yacht was in difficulty near Ballydehob.

Helm Micheal Cottrell with crew Ronan Callanan and Diarmuid Collins in the Inshore Lifeboat Bessie launched within minutes to give assistance.

When they arrived at Ballydehob estuary it transpired that no assistance was needed as a family party was able to provide mutual support.

Meanwhile, RTÉ reports that a man fell 50ft from the McGillycuddy Reeks yesterday and had to be rescued and airlifted to hospital.

A Donegal fisherman was rescued by the coastguard after his boat sank yesterday afternoon.

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