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wicklore
2012-09-12 14:11:02
Rescue on An Tiaracht island
On our recent Blasket Islands adventure we passed near An Tiaracht, and the group got to see it from the boat as well as from Inis na Bro and Inis Tuaisceart The formidable slopes of An Tiaracht rising straight from the sea were visible for all to see. Mick Sheeran, our boatman, mentioned that a rescue took place on An Tiaracht earlier in the summer. After speaking to Valentia Island RNLI I learned the following:

“Valentia Island RNLI volunteer crew rescued a man who got into difficulty on Wednesday morning (June 13) on Inis Tearaght, one of the Blasket Islands in County Kerry. Five RNLI crew members led by Coxswain Richard Quigley launched the Severn lifeboat following a call from the Coast Guard which was made at 10.36am. The boat travelled some 16 miles out where there was a two-three metre swell running at the scene. When the lifeboat crew arrived, the man who had became stranded on the rocks, was located on the cliff, making his way down towards the sea as he had no other way to get back on to his path due to the landscape of the cliff. The crew, having launched the inflatable Y boat, then came to the man’s assistance and brought him ashore to Valentia Island.”

It reaffirms the nature of the dangerous terrain on the island, and shows that anyone can be caught out unawares.
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