RNLI Lifeboats in search for youth swept out to sea.

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Published on: March 21, 2010

 

Saturday, 21 March 2010

The search resumed this morning at 08:00 for a young Scots man who had been swept out to sea 24hours previously.

The young man who was on a weekend visit to Baltimore had been walking along the seashore under the cliffs with a friend when he was overcome by a wave and washed out to sea. The friend immediately raised the alarm at a nearby house. The lifeboats were alerted at 08:01 and proceeded to the area, near a place known locally as Spain, in which the young man has last been seen. A coast guard helicopter joined in the search and later the Navy vessel the LE Roisin, The search was stood down yesterday and resumed this morning at 08:00.  The inshore lifeboat Bessie was stood down at 12:30, leaving navy and garda divers at the scene.

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