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01 Oct 2022

Killybegs Coast Guard tasked following sighting of red flare

The call came in shortly before 11pm on Saturday

Killybegs Coast Guard tasked following sighting of red flare

Killybegs Coast Guard responded to a report of a flare at sea. PHOTO: Killybegs Coast Guard / Facebook

Killybegs Coast Guard were tasked following a report of a red flare sighting.

Fortunately on this occasion, it turned out to be a fasle alarm.

A spokesperson said: "Killybegs Coast Guard were tasked last [Saturday] night at 10.48pm to a report of a red flare sighting in the St Johns Point area.

"After making our way to the area and speaking to all those camping in the area and conducting a search it turned out to be a false alarm.

"Please remember, if you see anyone in trouble on or near the water, dial 112 or 999 and ask for the Coast Guard."

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