Two surfers rescued after getting into trouble off Donegal

Two surfers were rescued off the coast of Co Donegal yesterday afternoon after getting into trouble.

The volunteer crew of the Bundoran RNLI lifeboat were called into action just after 3.35pm yesterday to help the two men who got into trouble on Rossnowlagh Beach.

A number of 999 distress calls were made to the Malin Head Coastguard by passers-by who heard cries for help coming from the water.

The men were lifted out of the water and brought back to shore by the Sligo rescue helicopter, Rescue 118, which had been tasked with assisting.

The men were cared for by members of the National Ambulance Service when they returned to shore.

Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat Helmsman Elliot Kearns stressed the importance of being aware of the sea and potential hazards.

“We would like to commend the Rescue 118 crew for their quick action to get the two men to safety. We always advise water users to be aware of sea conditions, especially currents. If you get caught in a rift, don’t try to swim against it, swim left or right to get out of it.

For safety advice at sea, including what to do if you are caught in a current, go to Two surfers rescued after getting into trouble off Donegal

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