Two teenagers were rescued by the Crosshaven lifeboat last night after being cut off by the tide at Fort Camden Meagher.
The boys became stranded on rocks at around 10pm as the tide rose around them. But their quick thinking resulted in rescue.
“They tried to make their way to safety across the rocks as the tide came in,” said Jon Mathers, PRO of Crosshaven Lifeboat.
“However, they wisely retreated back to the safety of Camden pier when they realised they were putting themselves in danger. They did exactly the right thing by retreating back to safety and calling us.”
The boys managed to contact the Coast Guard at Valentia, who requested the volunteer crew to launch Crosshaven lifeboat at 10.15pm. The two boys were brought back to the lifeboat station at Crosshaven and required no further assistance.
Meanwhile, a search continued today for a fisherman who went in to the water at Valentia Island last night.
The 32-year-old man, who is believed to have been visiting the Kerry island with six others, went in to the water at around 10pm last night at Culloo Rock on the northern side of the island while he was fishing for mackerel.
Rescue helicopters from Shannon and Waterford are assisting the Valentia lifeboat in the search.