The Clifden RNLI crew responded to a call last night to assist three jet skiers.

Shortly after 9pm, the Clifden RNLI received reports of two jet skis broken down between Inishbofin and Cleggan, with three people on board.

The inshore lifeboat was launched with 4 crew on board.

On arriving at the scene, they found that one jet ski had broken down and when the other one attempted to tow it, the rope had become tangled in the second jet ski's impeller, leaving both watercraft disabled.

With darkness falling, the friends alerted the Coast Guard using a mobile phone.

Once the lifeboat arrived, they were towed back safely to Derryinver Pier.

A spokesperson for Clifden RNLI says this incident shows the importance of carrying a mobile phone or some means of contacting the rescue services in case of emergencies.

They're urging all water users to wear a personal flotation device, check their equipment, carry a means of calling for help in a waterproof cover and let someone know when you're expected to return.

 

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