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# lifeboat - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Two people rescued by RNLI lifeboat after their jet skis suffer engine problems in Dublin Bay

The two people came into difficulties with their jet skis just off North Bull Wall last night.

# lifeboat - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Three rescued after 35ft yacht gets into difficulty off Dublin coast

The propeller on the yacht was fouled before 11 o’clock this morning.

# lifeboat - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Fisherman rescued by RNLI lifeboat after vessel suffered engine failure

The boat was in danger of being swept onto rocks.

# lifeboat - Friday 31 May, 2019

The RNLI is getting a new lifeboat to serve the east coast of Ireland

The Michael O’Brien Shannon class lifeboat is due to arrive at Clogherhead at 1.31pm on Sunday.

# lifeboat - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Searches to take place for man last seen entering the water in Galway

The man was last seen on Tuesday.

# lifeboat - Tuesday 7 November, 2017

Mystery of enormous 60-foot whale washed up dead on Donegal island

The enormous baleen whale had been dead for about two weeks. How it died is a mystery however.

# lifeboat - Sunday 19 February, 2017

Man rescued after being found clinging to his kayak off Cork coast today

The kayaker was in the water for 45 minutes before he was rescued.

# lifeboat - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

Search resumes for man in his 20s who got into difficulty swimming off Donegal coast

The search resumed at first light.

# lifeboat - Sunday 21 August, 2016

Lone 60-year-old sailor rescued amid storm-force conditions

The yachtsman’s VHF radio was washed overboard before his rescue, which saw the RNLI lifeboat spending 12 hours at sea.

# lifeboat - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Injured sailor clinging to side of boat rescued off Cork coast

Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat rescued the man from the East Ferry channel yesterday evening.

# lifeboat - Monday 8 August, 2016

15 people had to be rescued in multiple incidents at sea yesterday

Three separate marine rescues were carried out yesterday.

# lifeboat - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Four swimmers rescued after getting caught in rip current off Dublin coast

A RNLI volunteer entered the water to rescue the casualties over risk of hypothermia.

# lifeboat - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Walkers rescued after being surrounded by rising tide

The water became waist deep.

# lifeboat - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Watch: Fishermen rescued from stricken trawler off Dublin in 3am call-out

High winds hampered the rescue mission – with the towline snapping three times on the way back to port.

# lifeboat - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Lifeboat crew rescues boat that lost power in gale force winds

The three people on board the boat had been carrying out work in the area.

# lifeboat - Monday 9 November, 2015

Irishman drowned on holidays in Portugal

The 69-year-old was pulled out of the water by a lifeboat on Saturday afternoon.

# lifeboat - Friday 2 October, 2015

Star Wars executives left some Hollywood dollars behind them on Skellig Michael

The film-makers made a donation to the local lifeboat crew.

# lifeboat - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Man dies off Wexford coast after a day's leisure fishing turns to tragedy

A total of 10 people were taken from the water having been there for five hours.

# lifeboat - Friday 7 August, 2015

Man hit by propeller of out-of-control boat after falling overboard

He was rushed to hospital by helicopter.

# lifeboat - Sunday 12 April, 2015

Crew of five rescued from fishing boat that got into difficulties

Another rescue involved a dog that fell of a cliff.

# lifeboat - Thursday 19 March, 2015

Bear Grylls wants to help save Ireland's most famous lifeboat

The Sir Samuel Kelly was involved in a number of high-profile incidents.

# lifeboat - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Surfer winched to safety from base of Cliffs of Moher

Several emergency crews responded to the incident.

# lifeboat - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Lifeboat scrambled to help 90-foot trawler 'drifting' off West Cork

The trawler is now being towed back to Kinsale.

# lifeboat - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Sailor with suspected spinal injuries rescued during yacht race

He was hit by a fallen mast in Dublin Bay.

# lifeboat - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here's how to NOT launch a lifeboat, ever Bounce Bounce

Here's how to NOT launch a lifeboat, ever

Right so, at least they tried.

# lifeboat - Sunday 21 September, 2014

VIDEO: Stranded cow rescued from the bottom of a cliff by Waterford lifeboat Moo-ving On Up This post contains videos

VIDEO: Stranded cow rescued from the bottom of a cliff by Waterford lifeboat

The steaks were high in this one. (Sorry).

# lifeboat - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Ireland's newest lifeboat station opens at Union Hall where the Tit Bonhomme tragedy happened

A team of 16 volunteers, including an electrician, an engineer and a fisherman, will operate the new lifeboat.

# lifeboat - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Family rescued by fishing trawler after their boat sank off Wicklow coast

The family of four, including two young children, ended up in the water after their boat sank.

# lifeboat - Thursday 3 July, 2014

LÉ Niamh comes to the aid of capsized boat in Cork Harbour

Two men were found standing on top of upturned craft, and brought back to shore for medical attention.

# lifeboat - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Fancy owning a piece of rock n' roll history AND helping save lives at sea?

Alright, that’s a slightly loaded headline… One of Rory Gallagher’s amps is for sale, though – and it’s for a very good cause.

# lifeboat - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Man rescued from River Shannon by Limerick firefighters

The man in his 20s was treated at the scene and taken to hospital after the rescue.

# lifeboat - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Lifeboat crew save four as boat gets stuck in mud in Lough Mahon

The inflatable boat had run aground north of Hop Island.

# lifeboat - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Two sailors rescued from their fast-sinking yacht off Wicklow coast

With help from a much larger vessel, volunteers managed to save the yacht as well, though it was almost below the surface when they took the two sailors from it.

# lifeboat - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Divers search for missing man in River Lee

There were reports of a man in his 20s going into the river just before 5am this morning.

# lifeboat - Monday 6 January, 2014

Coast Guard warns people to get away from the sea as man injured at Howth pier

Heavy winds + strong waves = not a good idea to go walking along seafronts tonight.

# lifeboat - Friday 3 January, 2014

Video: Lifeboat launches search in rough seas - but it was a hoax call

The coastguard, RNLI and two helicopters were all involved in the search off Co Down after reports that a man had entered the sea to rescue his dog.

# lifeboat - Sunday 3 November, 2013

WATCH: Six rescued from yacht in gale force conditions

The crew became stranded in Dublin bay just after six last night. A RNLI crew member with a headcam captured the rescue on video.

# lifeboat - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

RNLI brings 15-year-old needing 'urgent medical attention' to mainland Cork

The RNLI crew delivered the teen into the care of the ambulance service and he was then transported to hospital.

# lifeboat - Friday 20 September, 2013

Five rescued from fishing vessel in 17-hour operation

The crew got into trouble when the vessel’s nets became entangled in its propellers.

# lifeboat - Monday 26 August, 2013

Coastguard and RNLI help teen who became "very unwell" during angling trip

The teenager was brought ashore, where she was met by the lifeboat doctor and the ambulance service.

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