Two fishermen rescued after getting into difficulty off Wexford coast

Wexford and Rosslare RNLI crews were involved in this afternoon's operation

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Two fishermen have been rescued after getting into difficulty off the Wexford coast.

The men had been razor fishing when their boat got caught in lobster pots, a mile and a half to the south east of Blackwater Head.

The Wexford RNLI lifeboat responded to their call just after midday, and requested the assistance of Rosslare Harbour RNLI in the operation due to the stranded boat's location.

The lifeboat crew found that the fishermen were not in immediate danger, and helped establish a towline to free the vessel.

The boat was towed to shore by the RNLI with the assistance of another fishing vessel in the area, and the operation finished at around 4pm.

David Maloney, Rosslare Harbour RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, said the fishermen 'did the right thing' by raising the alarm.

"Our volunteers both from Rosslare Harbour and Wexford responded rapidly and worked well together to bring the fishermen safely to shore," Mr Maloney said.

He added that it "has been a busy week for our volunteers but they are always ready and delighted to help anyone in need at sea".