Kilkeel RNLI launch to recover an abandoned dingy

Lifeboats News Release

Kilkeel RNLI launched at 12pm to recover an abandoned 10ft Topper sailing dingy adrift just north east of Kilkeel harbour.

RNLI/Leslie Campbell

The dingy had been reported by a walker on the beach. Conditions were good and arriving on scene in a couple of minutes the volunteer crew took the dingy under control and brought it into Kilkeel harbour. The lifeboat returned to the station and was made ready for the next launch.

Speaking afterwards helm R Newell said ‘the dingy had been washed up and down the beach and was partially filled with gravel before entering the water. At sea it presented a danger to other craft, so we are glad the call was made.’

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