Carrybridge RNLI assist two people on grounded vessel near Inishcorkish Island
At 6.22pm on Saturday 14 July, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) launched following a request by Belfast Coastguard to assist a 26ft cruiser which had run aground close to Inishcorkish Island, Upper Lough Erne.
Winds were Southerly, Force 2. Visibility was good with cloudy skies.
The lifeboat arrived with the casualty vessel which had two people on board. The vessel had already refloated itself and both people on board were found to be safe and well.
The volunteer crew assessed the vessel and found that its means of propulsion had become damaged while aground. The lifeboat crew then set up a tow line and brought the vessel back to its mooring at Carrybridge. The lifeboat and RWC departed the scene at 7.46pm.
Speaking following the call out, Stephen Scott, Deputy Launching Authority at Carrybridge RNLI said: ‘Now that summer holiday is here we would ask all users to enjoy the fantastic waterway we have but also to respect the water. We would remind all users that before going afloat they should always carry a means of communication.’
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Stephen Scott, Carrybridge RNLI Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07786228968, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Chris Cathcart, Carrybridge RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07595895908, email email@example.com or contact Nuala McAloon RNLI Regional Media Officer Ireland on 00353876483547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Regional Media Manager Ireland on 00353871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk
Key facts about the RNLI
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.