Newly appointed volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager at Kilrush RNLI, Shawna Johnson has had to hit the ground running.
A five year old girl that was swept out to sea along the Shannon Estuary was rescued carefully by members of the Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 115 and the Kilrush RNLI on Thursday afternoon.
Undoubtedly wonderful memories are made on days by the sea but such is the power of the water that scenes of heartbreak are also part and parcel of life by the Atlantic as the Kilrush RNLI are well aware of.
*Photograph: RNLI/Andrew Walker Kilrush RNLI were launched early on Wednesday morning to reports of a partially submerged camper-van which had two occupants on board where they were assisted by the Ballybunion unit of the Irish Coast Guard and the Shannon based search and rescue helicopter.
*Volunteer RNLI crewmember and comedian PJ Gallagher helps well-known fundraiser, Mary Nolan Hickey on her way as she cycles around Ireland for Mayday. Picture: Patrick Browne Kilrush RNLI is asking the public to support Mayday, the charity’s annual fundraising campaign.