A man was rescued by Galway RNLI Lifeboat today after he got caught in the rising tide while out walking at Ballyloughan Beach, Renmore, on the eastern side of Galway city.
The man took refuge on Hare Island after getting cut off from the shore at about 11am. A member of the public noticed that he was in difficulty and contacted the Coast Guard for help.
Galway Lifeboat launched within minutes and on reaching the island took the man safely on board, bringing him back to Galway Docks. He did not require medical attention.
Mike Swan, Galway Lifeboat Launch Authority is urging the public to be aware of the tide times and to take extra care when out walking the coastal areas around the bay.
The crew on this callout were Helmsman Declan Killilea, Stefanie Carr, Greg Cullen and Olivia Byrne.