A woman who rescued three teenage boys from the sea at Easkey, Co Sligo earlier this week has advised people to enjoy their local beaches, lakes and rivers, but always be aware of water safety.
On Monday evening, three teenagers were swept off the pier by high waves at Easkey.
Luckily for them, local surfer Zoe Lally spotted them in difficulty and sprang into action.
Zoe is Development Officer with Irish Surfing, which is based in Easkey, and a keen surfer herself.
She happened to be close to the pier when the teenagers were swept into the sea in what she described as dangerous conditions.
With the aid of lifebuoys, she managed to pull two of the teenagers to safety from the pier, but had to jump into the sea and swim out to the third boy to bring him to safety.
All three teenagers were then airlifted by helicopter to Sligo University Hospital, and it's understood they returned home later on Monday night.
Speaking to Midwest News, Zoe Lally described conditions at the pier in Easkey when the incident occurred on Monday evening....