For emergencies on Lough Neagh and it’s tributary rivers call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

Callout 436

03.50. Members of Kinnego crew were tasked to search the Kinnego Marina area for a young teenager who had a head injury and had been pulled from the water by Coastguard volunteer Eddie Magee. Eddie had been staying on his boat overnight and had heard a group of youths in distress. He went into the water and pulled one of them out. The youth then ran off and a search was then carried out by members of LNR, the Coastguard and the PSNI. He was located at 04.15 and brought to Kinnego Lifeboat station where he was treated for hypothermia and a head injury. He was then brought to hospital by ambulance. Two other teenagers were found nearby who had also entered the water and were suffering from the cold. Ardboe lifeboat was also tasked and had arrived at Tolands flat en-route to help with the search when it was stood down.

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