Carrybridge RNLI assist six people on a broken down vessel close to Naan Island
At 3.23pm on Friday 13 July, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards launched following a request by Belfast Coastguard to assist a 26ft sports cruiser which had suffered engine trouble, close to Naan Island, Upper Lough Erne.
Winds were Northerly, Force 1. Visibility was good with cloudy skies.
The lifeboat arrived with the casualty vessel which had six people on board. All were safe and well.
The volunteer crew assessed the vessel and its crew and everything was found to be ok. The lifeboat crew then set up a tow line and took the vessel under tow back to Knockninny Jetty. The lifeboat departed the scene at 4.20pm.
Speaking following the call out, Tom Bailey, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Carrybridge RNLI said: ‘As we enjoy this current spell of good weather, we would remind all boat users before going afloat to carry out regular checks of their vessels. Also now that the summer holiday season is in full swing, we would ask all users to enjoy themselves but also to respect the water whilst out on the lake.’
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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, in a normal year, 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.