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Carrybridge RNLI Assist Broken Down Vessel With One Man On Board

Lifeboats News Release

At 1.19pm on Tuesday 12 November, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards was launched to a vessel with one person on board, which had suffered mechanic failure approx. 1 mile North East off Knockninny Marina.

Winds were North Westerly, Force 2. Visibility was good with part cloudy skies.

The lifeboat arrived on the scene and slowly proceeded to the vessels location close to an island. After assessing the vessel and the condition of the one adult on board, both were found to be safe and well.

With the owner’s permission, and due to the weather conditions pushing the boat onto the island, the volunteer crew of the lifeboat set up a tow line to the casualty vessel and proceeded to tow the vessel into deeper water. The vessel was towed back to the safety of the marina.

Speaking following the call out, Stephen Scott, Lifeboat Operations Manager at Carrybridge RNLI advised all boat users: ‘‘Before setting out on your journey please plan your route and carry out regular checks of their vessels. With the constantly changing water levels at this time of year please be vigilant for floating debris in the water. Also have a means of calling for assistance if you find yourself in trouble. If you see someone in trouble on the water or are in difficulties yourself the number to dial is: 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard.’’

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Notes to editors

· Carrybridge Lifeboat Station was started in 2002 on Upper Lough Erne. It currently operates an Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat and a Rescue Water Craft

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For more information please telephone Stephen Scott, Carrybridge RNLI Volunteer Deputy Lifeboat Press Officer on 07786228968, email Stephen_Scott@rnli.org.uk or Chris Cathcart, Carrybridge RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 07595895908, email Chris_Cathcart@rnli.org.uk or 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

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