Kilkeel RNLI aid two fishermen on stranded fishing boat on Carlingford Lough
Kilkeel RNLI came to the aid of two fishermen stranded in Carlingford Lough on Saturday (22 May) when a rope became entangled in the propeller of their fishing boat.
Unable to release the rope they requested help.
Arriving at the fishing boat, the crew having asked if the men were fine went about the task of freeing the rope from the propeller.
Two of the crew entered the water and successfully cut the rope away and checking that all was alright, the lifeboat crew then proceeded back to the lifeboat station.
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.