Bundoran lifeboat responds to ‘false alarm with good intent’

The Bundoran lifeboat last night responded to what's been described as a 'false alarm with good intent'.

Just after 9.50pm the crew were tasked by Malin Head Coast Guard to a kayaker reported to be in difficulty off St John’s Point.  Within 4 minutes the Bundoran lifeboat had launched and made its way across Donegal Bay to where the kayaker had been spotted by a person on the shore.

Pulling up alongside the kayaker the crew discovered the gentleman having a leisurely evening fishing and that there were no problems.

After a week which saw five drowning tragedies in the country, RNLI Spokesperson Shane Smyth is urging people to report any concerns they have.

He says the person on shore last night did the right thing.........