Two fishermen were rescued by the Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat crew today just half an hour after making the call for help.
The Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat was called out to assist a 19ft boat with two people on board this morning (Monday).
The small boat, was approximately 400 metres from the Arranmore Lifeboat Station when it developed engine failure.
On arrival at the stricken boat, the lifeboat crew established a tow rope and towed the boat safely to anchor off Arranmore.
Lifeboat Coxswain, Jimmy Early said “This was probably one of the shortest calls we’ve had for several years, we were called out at 11:45am and we were back at anchor at 12:18.
“Whether it’s a long or short call out we are always ready to answer the call and we were delighted to help bring the boat and it’s crew to safety.”
The Waterfront Hotel had hosted a fundraising dinner dance in September in support of the Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat, raising an incredible €25,250 and were in the process of presenting the crew with the cheque when they were interrupted by the call out.
Lifeboat coxswain Jimmy Early commented “We would like to thank The Waterfront Hotel for their incredible generosity and congratulate them on their upgrade to four-star status.
“This event goes to prove that we, the lifeboat crew are on call 24/7 and no matter what the occasion we are here to answer the call, that is our priority.”