Missing man found safe and well following search involving Baltimore RNLI

Categories: Shouts
Published on: June 21, 2010

Date: 21/06/2010

RNLI Atlantic class inshore lifeboat (Credit RNLI)

The RNLI Inshore Lifeboat Bessie was called to assist in a search for a man who failed to make a pre-arranged meeting with a friend in Baltimore yesterday (Sunday 20 June). The man had been camping on the Islands of Roaring Water Bay, and had left his Jeep in Baltimore.

When the alert was raised at 8.18 pm it was unclear where the man might have been intending to stay that night. A search was initiated by RNLI Helm John Kearney and crewmen Micheal Cottrell and Paul O’Driscoll extending from Barlogue Creek at the mouth of Lough Hyne and into Roaring Water Bay.

The Schull inshore lifeboat and the Coast Guard helicopter were also involved in the search.

The search was stood down last night as darkness fell and recommenced this morning at 05:15 with Helmsman Kieran Collins and crewmen Ronan Sheehy and Jim Baker on board the RNLI inshore lifeboat Bessie. The man has since been located safe and well. All rescue services have been stood down.

Baltimore RNLI volunteer lifeboat press officer Sheelagh Broderick said, “ This callout serves as a reminder of the importance of letting people know where you are and where you are going. Thankfully the search had a happy outcome.”


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