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Two surfers pulled from water by helicopter in dramatic rescue off Sligo coast


Two surfers were pulled from the water by helicopter in a dramatic rescue off the Sligo coast this evening.

Footage from the area shows a rescue helicopter pulling the men on board amid fierce waves.

It is understood that the two surfers got into difficulty when they were pulled into a rip current.

The incident happened in the Enniscrone area at around 7pm on Saturday evening.

A Coast Guard helicopter was rushed to the scene as local crews tried to offer assistance.



An Irish Coast Guard helicopter

Both surfers were brought safely back to shore and are uninjured, RTE reports.

Kayakers and surfers who assisted with the rescue were given a heroes welcome by dozens gathered watching the dramatic events on the shoreline.

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