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Stevie IngramVolunteer Lifeboat Press Officer
at Enniskillen RNLI.
Enniskillen RNLI assist three people on stricken boat
Lifeboats News Release
Enniskillen RNLI has assisted three people from a stricken boat on Upper Lough Erne in County Fermanagh.
Volunteer lifeboat crew based at Carrybridge used their inshore boat and rescue water craft to come to the aid of the vessel this evening (Thursday, 9 August) ahead of what was a routine training night for the Enniskillen station.Lifeboat crew launched the inshore lifeboat at 6.27pm following a request from Belfast Coastguard that the passengers onboard had radioed for help after their boat had broken down. Weather conditions at the time were described as good with no wind and waters flat calm.The crew aboard Jason Logg were able to establish communication with the casualty vessel via VHF radio as requested by Coastguard. On route to the Knockninny area, the last known position of the casualty vessel, the crew obtained more information and worked out that the vessel in difficulty was just off Inishcreagh Island, about 1.5 miles from its last known position.Volunteer crew located the boat north of Inishcreagh Island, approached and made contact with them. The casualty vessel was checked over by a crew member and it was agreed that it would be towed to Johnstons marina at Carrybridge. A crew member from the rescue water craft remained on the casualty vessel. Once they arrived the boat was again checked over for any further damage or water ingress, but none were found.Enniskillen lifeboat and rescue water craft returned to base where it was left ready for service at 8pm.EndsRNLI media contacts For more information please contact Stevie Ingram, Enniskillen Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07725693373, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer Tel: 00353 87 648 3547, email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager Tel: 00 353 87 1254 124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk
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