Three young German tourists were rescued from Hare Island on Galway Bay this afternoon  by the Galway RNLI Lifeboat.

The three students got trapped on the island after the tide came in shortly before 12.30pm.

A person on the shore spotted the tourists in difficulty and rang 999.

Galway Lifeboat was tasked to the scene and arrived within ten minutes.

The three young German students were completely surrounded by water and were assisted into the lifeboat by the RNLI volunteer crew. They were transported back to Galway Docks in the city, where they were staying.

An RNLI spokesperson said they did not require medical assistance.

 

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