Two rescued after being cut off by tide at Baldoyle estuary

Coast Guard warns public to be wary of reduced visibility after pair get lost in north Dublin

 Members of the Howth Coast Guard brought to two people ashore after finding them on sandbanks between Portmarnock and Baldoyle. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of the Howth Coast Guard brought to two people ashore after finding them on sandbanks between Portmarnock and Baldoyle. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

 

Two people who were cut off by the tide at Baldoyle estuary in north Dublin were rescued by the Coast Guard on Monday evening.

The pair had become lost in the dark on the sandbanks between Portmarnock and Baldoyle.

Fergus Cooney of the Howth Coast Guard said a rescue team was dispatched to search for the two people after they called 999.

The team was sent from Howth and located the pair, who had become “disorientated” in the dark, and “unable to find a dry route back out”, he said.

“Coast Guard personnel in PPE brought the two ashore, both were wet but following an assessment didn’t require any further medical care,” Mr Cooney said.

Mr Cooney said the Coast Guard wanted to encourage the public “to be aware of the reducing daylight at this time of the year”, and to be conscious of the tide while out walking along the coast.