Rosie Connolly took to social media to share her delight after a man was saved after being trapped in a Mayo cave this weekend.
She was overcome with pride as it was her sister, Fiona, who was among those who helped save the man.
The man spent almost 24 hours on a ledge in the sea cave, which was filled with water, after he was caught by rising tides yesterday and swept into the cave in the Downpatrick Head area.
A major rescue operation was undertaken by The Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the R118 Coastguard, with Fiona Connolly among the team.
“Very proud of my sister who was part of the Coast Guard who were tasked with this rescue,” she wrote on Instagram, sharing a screenshot of an RTE article that announced the man’s rescue.
“A huge effort by everyone involved and a great outcome.”
Posting a photo of her sister in front of the Coast Guard helicopter, she wrote: “She’s pretty special right?”
Rosie is the youngest of three girls and has two older sisters Fiona and Ciara.
Fiona works as part of the Irish Coast Guard.
The condition of the man who was saved from the cave is not fully known, but it is believed that he did not sustain major injuries.