Red Bay RNLI rescue three people off Glenarm
Red Bay lifeboat was launched on service today (Sunday 5th February) at 1.12pm.
The lifeboat launched to locate and rescue three people on board a 13ft boat off Glenarm bay. The lifeboat crew located the vessel which had suffered engine failure three miles east of Glenarm Marina. Two people on board the boat were transferred to the lifeboat before the vessel was taken in tow to Glenarm.
The three men were on a fishing trip and contacted Belfast Coastguard by mobile phone to raise the alarm.
Sea conditions to day were calm with freezing temperatures.
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For information please contact Paddy McLaughlin Red Bay RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer Tel: 078 02 308821 Niamh Stephenson RNLI Public Relations Manager on 00 353 87 1254 124 email Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk or Nuala McAloon RNLI Press Officer Tel: 00 353 87 6483547 email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk
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The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.