Woman rescued by RNLI after fall in Cork seaside town

Woman rescued by RNLI after fall in Cork seaside town
Youghal Lighthouse. Picture: Ellie O'Byrne

The RNLI have urged people to be wary when walking near water after they had to rescue woman who was injured in a fall in Youghal Harbour this evening.

The volunteer crew of Youghal RNLI launched just after 5pm to assist the woman who injured her ankle after a fall on the rocks below the lighthouse.

They arrived at the scene just three minutes after launch in perfect sea conditions.

Two crew members went ashore with a stretcher to assist the fire brigade and Coast Guard who were already at the scene. 

The injured woman was placed on a stretcher and transferred to the lifeboat. On arrival at Youghal lifeboat station she was moved to a waiting ambulance which took her to Cork University Hospital.

The volunteer crew were Jason Ansbro, Martin Morris, Joe O’Connor and Kevin Daly.

Speaking after the call out, Youghal RNLI Deputy Launching Authority, Mark Nolan said: "We would like to wish today’s casualty a speedy recovery. It can be very easy to fall and slip whilst out walking, be wary of all edges around the sea and water, and always take a means of calling for help with you."

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