Six men rescued from barge off Rathmullen pier

Six men working on a barge off Rathmullen pier today had a lucky escape today after they got into difficulty because of stormy conditions.

Three of the men left the barge on a small tender boat which capsized, but they managed to make there way ashore.

But the Lough Swilly lifeboat had to be called to come to the safety of the three men who remained on the barge.

Joe Joyce, from the RNLI, says the six men had a lucky escape:

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