A LIFEBOAT crew was dispatched to rescue a horse that became stranded in the sea off a Donegal beach yesterday.
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch after a horse bolted into the water off Murvagh beach.
The call was made by lifeguards on duty at the beach to Malin Head Coast Guard just after 5.40 pm.
The horse, which was over a mile from the shore, was gradually coaxed back to the shore by the lifeboat crew. After around an hour, the horse was reunited with its owner.
Helm Killian O’Kelly said: “This was another callout with a good outcome. Animals are as prone as people to get in trouble in the water and we were glad to be able to help out on this occasion.
“Remember if you see someone in difficulty on the coast call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.”Tags: