Wicklow RNLI lifeboats launched after motor boat drifts onto rocks
Both Wicklow RNLI Lifeboats launched shortly after 09-15am this morning (Sunday 9th September 2012) to assist two people in a motor cruiser south of Wicklow head, after it developed mechanical problems and drifted onto rocks.
The lifeboat crews located the five metre motor boat on rocks South of Wicklow head at Ardmore Point. Two people had managed to get off the boat and scramble ashore.
A Coast Guard Shore unit from Wicklow arrived on scene and carried out a first aid assessment of the two casualties, luckily they received no major injuries.
The two lifeboats and the Coast Guard unit established a towline in a coordinated effort to re-float the vessel, despite numerous attempts the boat now high and dry on rocks due to the falling tide and worsening conditions was unable to be re-floated.
As there was no danger to life and the two casualties were safely ashore the operation was abandoned and the lifeboats stood down and returned to Station.