One man was treated for hypothermia after a boat got into difficulty off Portnoo.
The accident happened yesterday and the Arranmore RNLI Lifeboat was launched in response.
On arrival at the scene, the crew found one person on the rib (rigid inflatable boat) and another person in the water.
The crew of the Lifeboat recovered the casualty from the water and proceeded to treat him for hypothermia on board the lifeboat.
A tow rope was secured to the rib and it was then towed to Portnoo where an ambulance was waiting to take the casualty to hospital for further treatment.
This is the first call out for the Arranmore Lifeboat since March.
Coxswain, Jimmy Early warned “As there is now an increase in visitors to the wild Atlantic way, we would remind people to be fully aware of the RNLI’s water safety message”.Tags: