Bangor RNLI rescue two boys trapped on rocks while fishing

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It was just a routine exercise for Bangor's volunteer lifeboat crew on Sunday night until they got the call to rescue two young boys who were cut off by a rising tide at The Long Hole while fishing.

With assistance from HM Coastguard, the lifeboat was able to rescue the lads and return them safely to Bangor Marina. The incident took place on Sunday (17 July).

Bangor RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Peter Semple said, 'The crew and I were delighted to be able to put their training to use, particularly in such a rocky part of the coast. Although the boys were in no immediate danger, and their only concern after we got them back to dry land was that they got their fishing rods back, it is important for parents to explain the risks of being caught by a rising tide.'

Lifeboat crew on the callout were Helm Peter Semple with Dave Beale, Kat Lindsayand Alison Stobie.


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