Killybegs Coast Guard were called out last night to help rescue two men who had drifted out to sea in an 8 foot inflatable boat.
A spokesperson for Killybegs CG said they receeived a call at around 8pm that two men were roughly one nautical mile south east of St. John’s Point.
He said: “This type of inflatable boat is not suitable for the sea.
“Lucky for the two men, the RV Kerry, a ship from the Geological Survey of Ireland, was there to assist the small craft to a safe area closer to shore”.
In all, the Killybegs CG crew were out for three hours on the operation.
Their spokesperson took the opportunity to remind the public to use life jackets and take a phone or radio with you whenever going out to sea or near water.
He also suggested looking up the Irish Sailing Association’s SafeTrx app for iPhones and androids. The app allows you to plan your journey then monitors your progress and alerts emergency contacts should you fail to return on time.