Galway RNLI Lifeboat went to the rescue of three students who were stranded on Hare Island on Monday afternoon after getting caught in the tide off Ballyloughane Beach.
The two girls and boy, in their late teens or early 20s, had gone for a walk and were spotted waving from the island by a local resident who contacted the emergency services and Galway Lifeboat. Conditions at the time (4pm ) were very changeable with heavy showers.
Three members of the Lifeboat shore crew were working in the vicinity of the station at the time and launched the boat in six minutes. The three students were picked up safely and brought back to the Lifeboat station at Galway Docks where they were warmed up and given tea. They did not require medical attention.