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A year round life-saving mission

Wednesday, 29th May, 2019 11:52am

Story by Jacqueline Hogge
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A year round life-saving mission

Aidan Mc Aleenan, Robert Wilkes and Pat Egan are members of the rescue service. Photo: Ray Ryan

A year round life-saving mission

Aidan Mc Aleenan, Robert Wilkes and Pat Egan are members of the rescue service. Photo: Ray Ryan

FOR over 15 years a dedicated team of volunteers have been quietly going about their business, which involves saving many lives on the picturesque Lough Corrib and Lough Mask.
The stunning landscape of the region attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, along with the flotilla of fishermen who seek to reap the bounty of Atlantic salmon, Brown Trout, Perch and Bream on offer from March to September.
However, fishing has in recent years become a year-round pursuit for some, with Eastern European fishermen in particular attracted to the endless supply of Pike that swim in both lake.
But for all this activity there is plenty of ignorance when it comes to the safe navigation of open water.
The Corrib Mask Search and Rescue service has been rescuing people from the difficulties they encounter on the unfamiliar territory of the lakes.

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