Two teens get into trouble while swimming in sea off Bundoran

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
The Sligo-based Rescue 118 Helicopter was tasked to the scene
The Sligo-based Rescue 118 Helicopter was tasked to the scene

Two young men had a lucky escape last night after they got into trouble while swimming in Bundoran.

The volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI lifeboat were alerted after reports of swimmers struggling in the water near the diving boards in the seaside town

The emergency call was received by Malin Head Coast Guard just after 7.40pm by a member of the public at the nearby golf course.

They immediately requested the launch of the lifeboat as well as tasking the Sligo-based Rescue 118 Helicopter.

Minutes later, the Bundoran Lifeboat was in the water en route to the scene whilst other volunteer crew members went to the diving boards area by shore.

The initial 999 caller had used the ring buoy located on the Roguey walk to throw to the teenagers to assist in their rescue and by the time the crew had arrived, they had made it to safety.

The Coast Guard Rescue 118 Helicopter arrived on scene moments later, landing on the beach to allow a paramedic to check over the casualties before they were given the all clear.

Lifeboat station volunteer Killian O’Kelly said both teens were very lucky that they were spotted so quickly by the person on the golf course.