Two girls have been rescued after their inflatable dinghy drifted out to sea yesterday.
The girls got into difficulty yesterday afternoon after their inflatable dinghy drifted from Silver Strand Beach in Co Wicklow.
Two men who were on the beach swam out to help the two girls and managed to get them onto rocks near the beach.
All four were then rescued by the RNLI, and the two girls were flown to Dublin Airport and then taken by ambulance to Temple Street Children's Hospital for treatment.
The two men were not in need of any extra medical assistance and were brought back to Wicklow harbour.
The Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter was also involved in the rescue operation off the Wicklow coast.
In a statement, Wicklow RNLI press officer Tommy Dover said: “The quick actions of the two swimmers who went to the aid of the young girls resulted in a positive outcome.
“We would urge people not to use inflatable toys on the beach."