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RNLI lifeboat (File photo) Niall Carson/PA Wire

Three teenagers rescued by RNLI lifeboat on Lough Derg

The teenagers had been sailing a dinghy when harsh wind conditions drove the vessel onto rocks.

THREE TEENAGERS HAD to be rescued by an RNLI lifeboat when their dinghy ran aground onto rocks on Lough Derg earlier today.

The teenagers had been sailing their 14-foot dinghy off Garrykennedy in Tipperary when harsh wind conditions caused the vessel to run into trouble. The vessel was driven onto rocks and swamped.

The Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard just after 1pm to assist the three sailors.

The lifeboat located the dinghy within fifteen minutes and the three teenagers and their belongings were rescued. All three were reported to be cold but otherwise unharmed.

(Garrykennedy in Tipperary on the banks of Lough Derg where the teenagers were found. Image: Google Maps)

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