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Wicklow RNLI Part Of Multi Agency Rescue Off Silver Strand

Wicklow RNLI were involved in a multi-agency rescue at Silver Strand yesterday, after swimmers had to go to the aid of young girls on inflatable.

The Rescue 116 helicopter and both Wicklow lifeboats were called  out shortly before 5:30pm yesterday afternoon and a few minutes later located two male adults and two girls on rocks near the beach.  All four were transferred to the all-weather lifeboat, while a crew member from the helicopter was lowered down to carry out a medical assessment.

The two young girls were then transferred to the helicopter and flown to Dublin Airport, where they were met by an Ambulance crew and brought for further medical attention.

The two men did not require any further medical assistance and were brought back to Wicklow harbour.

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