Four people have been rescued from a small dinghy which got into difficulty off the coast of West Cork.
The lifeboat crew at Castletownbere RNLI were alerted to the incident shortly after 5pm this evening, after the small dinghy was spotted experiencing difficulty at the entrance to Castletownbere Harbour.
A member of the public raised the alarm as the vessel appeared to have no power and was drifting out to sea.
The lifeboat was launched and the crew quickly reached the dingy at the harbour's mouth.
The four people on board were not injured, and they were taken on board the lifeboat along with their small boat.
Castletownbere RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Paul Stevens said: "It was the correct decision to call the lifeboat for help and avert a potential tragedy.
"This swift action resulted in a positive outcome".