WATCH: New footage shows rescue of Cork fishermen in gale force conditions

The trawler ran aground on rocks at Moneypoint

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Image: RNLI

Three fishermen were rescued in gale force conditions by a volunteer lifeboat crew in Co Cork yesterday.

The 20-metre beam trawler was forced onto the rocks at Moneypoint, at the entrance to Kinsale Harbour.

It happened at around 6.00pm yesterday evening.

Newly-released footage from the RNLI shows the full extent of the rescue:

Speaking to Newstalk Lunchtime, Nick Searls of RNLI Kinsale said: "We knew when we got there that the weather was pretty bad, so we knew when we got there we just had to get them off pretty quick. They were a bit wet to be fair". 

Meanwhile, images show the severe floods across Cork city centre last night.

Image: Jonathan Healy
Image: Jonathan Healy
Image: Yvonne Leahy
Image: Jonathan Healy