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Enniskillen (Carrybridge) Lifeboat & Rescue Water Craft goes to the aid of a 35 foot cruiser with 3 persons on board which had run aground.

Volunteer crew from Enniskillen Lifeboat Station based at Carrybridge were tasked at 5.30pm on 14 August 2016, to a 35 foot cruiser with 3 people on board, which had run aground approx. ½ mile from the Share Centre. Carrybridge Lifeboat & Rescue Water Craft proceeded to the casualty vessel’s position. Once on scene, the vessel was checked for damage which none was found. The vessel was aground and listing to the port side. The crew of the Carrybridge Lifeboat and the Rescue Water Craft had to transfer the 3 crew from the casualty vessel and transfer them to the Share Centre. Another larger works vessel came from a local boat marina and refloated the casualty vessel. Once refloated the vessel was checked by a lifeboat crew member to make sure it was ok, and then brought it into the Share Centre. Carrybridge Lifeboat & Rescue Water Craft then returned to station and was left ready for service.

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

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