Enniskillen RNLI assists two people with engine issues
Enniskillen RNLI was requested to launch at 7.47pm on Sunday 3 June to assist a micro cruiser with engine issues in the Castle Archdale area.
Weather at the time was clear with a light breeze.
The inshore lifeboat Joseph and Mary Hiley arrived at the casualty vessel and checked that the two people onboard were safe and well.
The volunteer crew checked the boat, which had been anchored, to see if it had sustained any damage. The lifeboat crew set up a tow and proceeded to The Manor House. Close to the destination one of the men onboard felt unwell but didn't require medical intervention.
Speaking following the call out, Stephen Ingram, Enniskillen RNLI Helm said: ‘The occupants of the boat did the right thing by deploying their anchor and calling for assistance. It’s a good example of the RNLI campaign ‘Respect the Water’ being put into action.’
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.