As if it couldn't get any worse...

Published 27/08/2013 | 17:06

All smiles on a support boat in Kilmore Quay before the swim. Sean Murphy, Patrick O'Driscoll, John Kearney, Aidan Bates, Noel Browne, Denis Martin, Michael Hickey, Eithne Martin, John Sutton, Yvonne Sutton, Donal Donovan and Steve Redmond.

ROSSLARE lifeboat was called out late on Wednesday night after one of the boats supporting marathon swimmer Steve Redmond got into trouble several miles off the Wexford shoreline.

An RNLI spokesman said the support boat caught up in a line of lobster pots.

'We threw them a line and got back to Rosslare at 6.10 a.m. on Thursday,' he said.

Mr. Redmond quit his record-breaking attempt to swim from Carnsore Point to St. David's in Wales shortly afterwards.

Wexford People

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