Three teenage boys were rescued after being swept into the sea at Easkey, Co Sligo earlier this week.
The incident occurred on Monday evening when the three boys, all from the locality, were swept off the pier in high waves.
Luckily for them, local surfer Zoe Lally spotted them in difficulty and sprang into action.
Zoe is Development Officer with Irish Surfing, which is based in Easkey, and a keen surfer herself.
She happened to be close to the pier when the teenagers were swept into the sea in what she described as very dangerous conditions.
With the aid of lifebuoys, she managed to pull two of the teenagers to safety from the pier. However, the third boy was drifting out to sea in the current.
Zoe jumped into the water and swam out to him, but couldn't return to the pier due to the high waves.
She managed to bring him to safety further along the coast, and all three teenagers were then airlifted by helicopter to Sligo University Hospital.
It's understood they returned home later on Monday night.
Speaking to Midwest News today, Zoe Lally said she's still in shock but was glad to have been in the area at the time to assist the teenagers.
However, she warned of the dangers of being down at the pier when the surf is high.