Wednesday 20 November 2019

WATCH: Dun Laoghaire RNLI bring yacht and crew to safety after engine failure

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Three people escaped injury after the yacht they were sailing in crashed against rocks on the South Bull Wall while entering Dublin Port.

Two people escaped the 31-foot boat after it hit the rocks shortly after 3pm on Wednesday. The third person stayed on the boat as other boats stood-by to assist.

Shortly before 4pm Dun Laoghaire's RNLI lifeboat arrived at the scene. One of the lifeboat crew-member's made his way onto the yacht and cut the anchor that the yacht's crew had deployed after it's engine failed.

The RNLI published a video of the rescue to their Facebook page, which shows the crew pulling the swaying yacht away from the rocks.

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