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Galway lifeboat was involved in the search for the fisherman.

Three rescued after sailboat hits rocks

Three men whose sailboat hit rocks after its engine cut out were rescued by Galway RNLI Lifeboat over the bank holiday weekend.

The three were sailing close to Kinvara Bay when the accident happened. One of the men raised the alarm and the Irish Coastguard requested the assistance of Galway Lifeboat.

Two local fishing boats were in the vicinity at the time, one of which assisted in the rescue operation.

The sailboat was not badly damaged and was towed to the Galway Bay Sailing Club in Renville with the three men on board. A Lifeboat crew member also went on board to assist in the tow operation.

The three men did not require medical assistance.

The lifeboat volunteer crew on this call out were Dave Oliver (Helmsman), Olivia Byrne, Dave Badger and Greg Cullen.

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