RNLI rescue man and his dog from tidal rock

Ballycotton RNLI has rescued a man and his dog this afternoon.

The Co Cork volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch at 12.13pm at the request of the Coast Guard which had received a report from the Garda that a man who was out walking his dog had got into difficulty and was stranded on a tidal rock two miles west of Ballycotton.

The all-weather lifeboat under Coxswain Francis Morgan and with four crew members on board launched along with the station’s inshore boarding boat with two crew members on board and made its way to the scene.

Weather at the time was described as blowing north to north easterly winds, force 4-6.

On arrival, the crew on Ballycotton RNLI’s boarding boat successfully recovered the casualties and transferred them to the all-weather lifeboat.

The lifeboat then returned them safely to the pier at Ballycotton. No medical assistance was required.

Speaking following the call out, John Tatton, Ballycotton RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager said: "I would like to thank the lifeboat crew for their prompt and professional response this afternoon when their pagers went off and am delighted to say both the man and his dog were returned safely to shore."

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