first_imgA rescue operation was launched earlier this afternoon when a student got stuck in sinking sand on a picturesque Donegal beach.The male student who is a foreign national was walking on Dunfanaghy Bay, Horn Head when he became submerged in quick sand shortly after 4pm.A member of the public heard the student shouting for help and immediately rang 999 and alerted the Mulroy Coastguard. A 118 rescue chopper from Sligo was dispatched and Gardaí from Milford were also sent to attend the scene.The Mulroy Coastguard Unit were the first on the scene and were able to rescue the student by using ropes and their vehicles.The Mulroy Coastguard then informed the 118 rescue chopper that the student had been rescued and that they no longer required their services.The 118 chopper returned to base in Sligo. The relived student suffered no injuries although he was very shook up about the whole incident but was very thankful of all the efforts that were made to save him.STUDENT RESCUED AFTER BECOMING SUBMERGED IN SINKING SAND was last modified: June 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:118 Rescue ChopperbeachdonegalDunfanaghyForeignHorn HeadnewsSinking Sandstudentlast_img read more