A group of around 15 children had to be rescued from Dun Laoghaire Harbour after getting caught up in Storm Brian last week.
The children were taking part in a sailing class on Saturday but ran into difficulties as the weather conditions worsened.


Dun Laoghaire RNLI and the Irish Coast Guard carried out the rescue that luckily saw no casualties.
The children were practising sailing in small dinghies and it is believed that weather conditions were suitable when the class began but deteriorated while they were in the water.


The Coast Guard released a statement saying: “Dun Laoghaire Coast Guard and RNLI Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Station inshore Lifeboat was tasked today [Saturday] to assist dinghies that required urgent assistance in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
“At the time when the young sailors went out the wind had dropped, however as evident from the pictures, the weather dramatically worsened.
“Thankfully all persons were accounted for but unfortunately, some dinghies had to be left behind as the priority was to make sure all the young sailors were safely removed.
“Well done to all involved under testing conditions.


“The Coast Guard strongly advises the public to stay away from exposed beaches, cliffs and piers, harbour walls and promenades along the coast during storm conditions.
“Remember to Stay Back, Stay High and Stay Dry.”

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