Callout 769

Posted on Monday May 16, 2022

Lifeboats were paged at 17:10 and requested to launch to the aid of a fishing boat which had its props fouled and was drifting near Antrim Bay. The lifeboats launched and proceeded to the location identified by the casualty, after a short search the casualty was located drifting towards Cranfield. The crew on board the lifeboat made contact and secured a tow line. 

One crew member boarded the casualty vessel to help maintain good communication whilst under tow. The vessel was brought to the quay where it is birthed and handed over to the awaiting shore crew who assisted in mooring safely to the jetty.  

The Lifeboat and shore crew then returned to base and vessels were refuelled and made ready for the next tasking.

Callout 768

Posted on Saturday May 14, 2022

Lifeboats were paged at 19:10 and tasked to a stricken motor cruiser approx. 2 nm outside Ballyronan Marina. 

The lifeboats launched and a short time later located the casualty vessel with 3 persons on board who were safe and well. Following initial assessment, a tow line was connected, and the vessel was brought safely into Ballyronan marina and tied alongside the jetty. Lifeboats returned to base and made ready for next tasking.

Callout 767

Posted on Saturday May 14, 2022

Lifeboats were paged at 17:16 and tasked to a 27 ft boat broken down north of Gawley’s gate.
The lifeboats launched and and proceeded to the area. En route they were informed the boat had managed to get a tow by a local boat and lifeboats were stood down. Lifeboats returned to base and made ready for next tasking.

Callout 766

Posted on Monday May 2, 2022

Lifeboats tasked at 15:28 by Belfast Coastguard to reports of an overturned personal watercraft within Antrim Bay. Once on scene two casualties were extracted from the water and taken onboard the lifeboat. Both casualties were transferred to Antrim Marina and received medical attention before being handed over to our colleagues in the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Other assets on scene today included the NIFRS and Lough Neagh Coastguard Rescue Team. 

Lifeboats were washed, refuelled and ready for our next tasking.

Callout 765

Posted on Sunday Apr 17, 2022

Lifeboats tasked at 1:16 am by Belfast Coastguard to reports of two persons in the water beside a boat which had ran aground at Maghery. Lifeboats and a local boat extracted the two casualties from the water and took them ashore for treatment with the help of the Lough Neagh Coastguard team. They were subsequently taken to hospital as a precaution.

Lifeboats returned to base and made ready for next tasking by 4:15 am.

Callout 764

Posted on Thursday Mar 31, 2022

Tasked by Belfast Coastguard at 18:16 to a boat aground between Sandy Bay and Rams Island. Lifeboats successfully refloated the vessel and towed it to Crumlin Marina.

Lifeboats returned to base and made ready for next tasking.

Callout 763

Posted on Monday Mar 28, 2022

Tasked by Belfast Coastguard at 16:38 to a boat aground near Kinnego Bay. Lifeboat crew successfully refloated the vessel.

Lifeboats returned to base and made ready for next tasking.

Callout 762

Posted on Friday Mar 18, 2022

Lifeboats were tasked by Belfast Coastguard at 17:53 to a person in the water at Gawley’s Gate.

Lifeboats were launched immediately and proceeded to the area. 

While on route to the casualty our crews were updated by coastguard that the person had been retrieved by another person on a personal watercraft and taken to the slipway at Gawleys gate. 

Our team proceeded to the slipway were they provided medical assistance until Northern Ireland Ambulance Service arrived at the scene. 

The boats then returned to base and made ready for the next tasking

Callout 761

Posted on Sunday Mar 6, 2022

Crews where paged at 7:12pm by Belfast Coastguard to help our colleagues from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service to reports of an unconscious casualty within the Rea’s Wood area of Antrim. Once on scene, a casualty was taken from the area to a nearby ambulance for further treatment. 

Crews stood down, returned to base and ready to be tasked.

Callout 760

Posted on Wednesday Oct 27, 2021

Lifeboats tasked at 6:48am by Belfast Coastguard to reports of a Personal Location Beacon being activated.
Information received narrowed a search area down to the Ardmore Point heading north towards Antrim.
After a detailed search and further information being received from the coastguard, all Lifeboats were stood down, returned to base and refuelled ready for our next tasking.

Callout 759

Posted on Sunday Oct 24, 2021

Lifeboats tasked at 15:26 by Belfast Coastguard to reports of a missing windsurfer. First informant said they lost sight & had scanned the area with binoculars before contacting the coastguard. Crews quickly deployed & conducted a search of the nearby bays before safely locating the casualty who had managed to get back on his board. Crews spoke with the casualty who was tired, but otherwise in good health. The casualty was happy to make his way back to shore under his own power while crews escorted him into safe water where he received casualty care from the waiting coastguard team.
Crews returned & refuelled at 16:30 and boats made ready for next tasking.
Thanks to the first informant for raising the alert & for providing very accurate location data.

Callout 758

Posted on Saturday Oct 9, 2021

Lifeboats tasked at 09:26 to reports of a missing hunting dog but as crew made their way to the station they were stood down as the dog had made its way back to shore.

Callout 757

Posted on Tuesday Sep 28, 2021

LNR tasked at 16:50. Lifeboats tasked to a vessel in the Rams Island area in difficulties. One person requiring medical attention. As lifeboats arrived on scene the casualty vessel had been assisted back to sandy bay by a local vessel. Lifeboats stood down and returned to stations. Many thanks to the local vessel for assistance.

Callout 756

Posted on Wednesday Sep 22, 2021

LNR tasked at 16:18 to a 17ft boat aground in Kinnego Bay. Lifeboat crew successfully refloated the vessel.
Lifeboats returned to base and made ready for next tasking.

Callout 755

Posted on Saturday Sep 18, 2021

LNR tasked at 17:34 to a broken down boat north of Ardboe. The boat was towed by a lifeboat to safety.
Lifeboats returned to base and made ready for next tasking.

Callout 754

Posted on Friday Aug 27, 2021

LNR tasked at 09:04 to a report of a swimmer possibly in difficulties near Oxford Island. It was established that the swimmer was ok and LNR was stood down.

Callout 753

Posted on Monday Aug 23, 2021

LNR tasked at 14:40 to a broken down jet ski south of Toland’s flat.
Lifeboats made way to the area and safely located the jet ski with two persons on board.
The two casualties were brought to the safety of our lifeboat and their jet ski was then towed along side and taken to Kinnego marina.
Lifeboats returned to base and made ready for next tasking.

Callout 752

Posted on Sunday Aug 22, 2021

Our Swift-water Rescue technicians were tasked at 22:12 by Belfast Coastguard to the Blackwater river after reports of a person in the water.
While on route to the scene we received more information that the casualty was safe and well so we stood down and returned to base
All equipment made ready for next tasking.

Callout 751

Posted on Saturday Aug 21, 2021

Tasked at 17:35 by Belfast Coastguard after reports from a member of the general public to a strange object not far from the old torpedo launch in the Antrim bay. After further inspection it was deemed to be an old pipe which had been washed ashore.

Connor McGuckin

Posted on Friday Aug 13, 2021

Today we have lost a dear friend and crew member number (39), Connor McGuckin.
Connor was not just a crew member, he was a key role player in securing the future of Lough Neagh Rescue, delivering key projects and more importantly he was a great friend to us all.
Connor will be deeply missed by all his crew mates within LNR and leaves a lasting legacy.
Lough Neagh Rescue send their deepest sympathies to the McGuckin family on the passing of our esteemed friend and colleague Connor, brother of our crew member Martin. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to his wife Cora, daughters Emma and Aimee, his parents, brothers, sisters & extended family circle.
Fair Winds And Following Seas.
Rest in Peace

Callout 750

Posted on Monday Aug 9, 2021

LNR Paged at 21:07 and tasked to a broken down jet-ski at Ballyronan Marina .
Lifeboats proceeded to the scene and quickly located the jet-ski.The jet ski had unfortunately picked up something in the jet which left it unable to move.
A tow was rigged and the jet-ski was safely brought to the marina where our crew helped recover it onto the trailer.
Lifeboats returned to base, refuelled and made ready for next tasking.

Callout 749

Posted on Tuesday Aug 3, 2021

During our weekly training, lifeboats were diverted to reports of a Jetski with 1 person onboard suffering mechanical failure in the Antrim Bay towards Shane’s Castle.
Once crews were on scene, the Jetski was assessed for any damage and a tow line was attached.
The Jetski was towed to Antrim Marina.
Lifeboats then resumed with weekly training.

Callout 748

Posted on Sunday Aug 1, 2021

LNR Paged at 11.22am and tasked by the Coastguard to a 22ft sailing boat that had ran aground near Tolans Flat with 3 persons on board and was almost on its side.
Lifeboats quickly made their way to the scene and located the vessel. Crew members entered the water and brought the three casualties onboard to the safety of our lifeboats.
Crew then managed to get a tow line attached so they could move the stricken vessel into deeper water. The casualty vessel was then towed to Kinnego Marina and tied up at its own mooring
Lifeboats returned to base to be refuelled, washed and made ready for next tasking.


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Callout 747

Posted on Friday Jul 30, 2021

LNR Paged at 15.25 and Lifeboats tasked to a 21ft cruiser approximately 1 mile off the Battery Harbour.
Lifeboats made way to the stricken vessel which had suffered gearbox damage with one person on board
A towline was attached and the boat was towed to the Battery Harbour where it was safely tied up alongside the jetty.
Lifeboats returned to base where they were cleaned and made ready for the next tasking.

Callout 746

Posted on Sunday Jul 25, 2021

Tasked by Belfast Coastguard at 18.44 to a 40 foot cruiser which had run aground near the entrance of the Upper River Bann.
Our lifeboats launched and upon entry to the mouth of the river located the casualty vessel. A lifeboat was able to make their way safely alongside and place a crew member on board. A tow line was rigged and the casualty vessel was safely recovered and brought to the Bannfoot jetty where it was tied alongside with the help of our colleagues from Lough Neagh Coastguard who were on shore to assist.
Lifeboats returned to base where they were cleaned and made ready for the next tasking.

Callout 745

Posted on Sunday Jul 25, 2021

Tasked at 15.50 by Belfast Coastguard to a Bayliner with 7 persons on board which had lost propulsion south of Rams Island.
Our lifeboats launched and proceeded to the area and after a short duration of searching they located the stricken vessel close to the shoreline at Lignaboy point.
A lee shore rescue was implemented and the vessel was towed safely to Kinnego marina.
Lifeboats returned to base where they were cleaned ready for the next tasking.

Callout 744

Posted on Friday Jul 23, 2021

Lifeboats paged at 3:06pm by Belfast Coastguard to reports of a Personal Locator Beacon being activated.
Lifeboats launched quickly and a search area within the Antrim Bay was identified.
After a short search along with PSNI Helicopter P44 and a local training vessel, a 20ft sailing boat was spotted capsized with 2 persons on board.
Both individuals were pulled from the water and placed into our lifeboats where medical treatment was administered.
Both individuals were brought ashore to receive further treatment from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.
Once the individuals where handed over to our NIAS colleagues we retrieve the casualty vessel and returned it to its mooring.
Lifeboats returned to base, washed and Refuelled ready to be tasked.

Callout 743

Posted on Saturday Jul 17, 2021

Lifeboats tasked at 1:05pm to concerns from members of the general public that a boat might be on fire out in the Antrim Bay.
Lifeboats launched quickly and after further investigation it declared a false alarm with good intent.
Thank you to those members of the public for reporting there concerns. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Lifeboats returned to base cleaned, refuelled and ready for tasking.

Callout 742

Posted on Thursday Jul 15, 2021

Lifeboats paged at 15:50 to a 23ft vessel aground north of Oxford Island. Crew refloated the vessel and towed it into Kinnego Marina.

Callout 741

Posted on Tuesday Jul 13, 2021

LNR tasked at 9:15pm to a small boat with engine trouble in the Antrim Bay.
Once on scene the boat’s engine was restarted. Lifeboats escorted the vessel into Antrim Marina and helped secure to the jetty.
Lifeboats returned to base ready for our next tasking.

Callout 740

Posted on Monday Jul 12, 2021

Lifeboats paged at 21:27 and tasked to a vessel with 1 person on board ran aground at the mouth of the river Blackwater.
Lifeboats launched and proceeded to the area to find 1 vessel in shallow water with the owner wading alongside. Our lifeboats proceeded towards the vessel with caution due to the weather conditions on scene and very little depth
2 members of the public in row boat also arrived to assist just as the lifeboat came alongside the vessel and brought the casualty on board. They were then transferred onto the lifeboat and a tow connected to the stricken vessel.
A tow commenced to shore and the casualty brought safely to Coney Island where they were staying.
When all safe and well the lifeboats were stood down and returned to base at 23.45 where all equipment was cleaned and made ready for the next tasking.

Callout 739

Posted on Saturday Jul 10, 2021

Lifeboats paged @19.31 and tasked to a speed boat run aground in the Tolands flat area with 3 adults, 2 children and a dog onboard.
Lifeboats arrived on scene and were able to make sure everyone in the casualty vessel was ok.
A tow line was deployed and once the tow commenced the vessel was taken to Kinnego marina and tied up safely alongside the jetty .
Lifeboats returned to base, refuelled and made ready for next tasking.

Callout 738

Posted on Monday Jul 5, 2021

LNR paged at 16:49 to reports of a boat with engine problems. Stood down shortly afterwards.

Callout 737

Posted on Friday Jul 2, 2021

Lifeboats paged at 13:28 and tasked to a broken down speed boat approx two miles from Ardboe point with 5 persons on board.
The skipper of the broken down boat was able to provide a latitude and longitude which made locating them a lot easier as the visibility was poor.
Lifeboats arrived alongside the casualty vessel and made sure everyone was ok before commencing a tow back to Kinnego marina and tied up to the jetty
Lifeboats returned to base an made ready for next tasking.

Callout 736

Posted on Monday Jun 28, 2021

Lifeboats paged at 8.50am. Coastguard had received a call from a concerned member of the public that had seen a submerged speed boat with potential casualties in the water in Castor Bay.
Lifeboats quickly made way to the area and located the vessel which was close to the shore but had taken on water. On initial search no casualties appeared to be in the water.
Crew moored the lifeboat at a nearby fishing quay and searched the shoreline where they found parts of the boat with a few other items including life jackets.
Further information came from coastguard that the occupants of the boat had run aground last night and notified the PSNI but didn’t contact coastguard.
Lifeboats towed the speed boat into the local fishing quay and made way back to base.
(If you are out on the water and something like this happens and you don’t require emergency assistance make sure and notify the Coastguard).


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