A solo sailor has been rescued from the coast of Dublin.
His 34-foot yacht unexpectedly dismasted while he was sailing near Dalkey Island.
The incident occurred at around a 2.15pm this afternoon.
The Dún Laoghaire RNLI lifeboat was sent to the scene after the skipper was able to call the Coastguard as he had a backup radio.
The volunteer crew checked he was safe and uninjured and he and his yacht were then towed back to Dún Laoghaire.